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Death Row: Interviews with Inmates, Their Families and Opponents of Capital Punishment
     

Death Row: Interviews with Inmates, Their Families and Opponents of Capital Punishment

by Shirley Dicks
 

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The 34 chapters in this book are largely composed of interviews—with the men on death row, with individuals fighting the death penalty, and with the families of the condemned. Several chapters also cover such topics as the execution of juveniles, mentally retarded individuals and Vietnam veterans, ineffective legal counsel and racist criminal justice systems,

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The 34 chapters in this book are largely composed of interviews—with the men on death row, with individuals fighting the death penalty, and with the families of the condemned. Several chapters also cover such topics as the execution of juveniles, mentally retarded individuals and Vietnam veterans, ineffective legal counsel and racist criminal justice systems, botched executions, and executions carried out despite the contrary wishes of prosecutors and victims’ families.

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CrimeFacts.
...poignant and thought-provoking, the book exposes the contradiction between the struggle for human rights and the use of capital punishment
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“powerful and meaningful...a valuable addition”—Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice; “poignant and thought-provoking, the book exposes the contradiction between the struggle for human rights and the use of capital punishment”—CrimeFacts.
CrimeFacts
"poignant and thought-provoking, the book exposes the contradiction between the struggle for human rights and the use of capital punishment"
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
powerful and meaningful...a valuable addition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786469437
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/12/2013
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Shirley Dicks is the author of 12 books, which are listed on her website at www.shirleydicks.org. She lives in Beechgrove, Tennessee.

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