A Wild Justice

A Wild Justice

The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America

By Evan J. Mandery

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393239584, 534pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2013


Instead, states responded with a swift and decisive showing of support for capital punishment. As anxiety about crime rose and public approval of the Supreme Court declined, the stage was set in 1976 for Gregg v. Georgia, in which the Court dramatically reversed direction.

A Wild Justice is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the Court, the justices, and the political complexities of one of the most racially charged and morally vexing issues of our time.

About the Author
Evan J. Mandery is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. A former capital defense attorney, he is the author of five previous books. He lives in Manhasset, New York.