America's Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words

America's Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words

by Dan Malone
     
 

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With virtually every poll in America citing crime as one of the public's biggest concerns, in late 1994 and early 1995, the Dallas Morning News sent a questionnaire to every man and woman in the country on Death Row, asking some 75 questions about their crimes, their experiences, their attitudes, etc. The survey was drafted by the News with input from a

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With virtually every poll in America citing crime as one of the public's biggest concerns, in late 1994 and early 1995, the Dallas Morning News sent a questionnaire to every man and woman in the country on Death Row, asking some 75 questions about their crimes, their experiences, their attitudes, etc. The survey was drafted by the News with input from a veteran capital murder prosecutor, a Death Row appeals lawyer, a criminologist, a forensic psychiatrist, a Death Row warden and a former Death Row inmate. The paper received received more than 700 responses.The result is the first in-depth, comprehensive national survey of Death Row inmates. This book is an expansion of the paper's four-installment series that appeared in 1997.

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Two reporters for analyze the responses to the newspaper's national survey of death row inmates in 1994 and early 1995. Of the 3,000 questionnaires mailed, 700 were returned. They had the help of lawyers, a criminologist, a psychiatrist, a warden, and former death-row inmates to interpret the answers. The data are augmented with photographs and excerpts from interviews of nearly 50 inmates. The provide no index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449444914
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Backlist eBook Program
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
985,045
File size:
9 MB

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