Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 404

Using a historical framework, this book offers not only the penal history of the death penalty in the states that have given women the death penalty, but it also retells the stories of the women who have been executed and those currently awaiting their fate on death row.

This work takes a historical look at women and the death penalty in the United States from 1900 to 1998. It gives the reader a look at the penal codes in the various states regarding the death penalty and the personal stories of women who have been executed or who are currently on death row. As Americans continue to debate the enforcement of the death penalty, the issues of race and gender as they relate to the death penalty are also debated. This book offers a unique perspective to a recurring sociopolitical issue.

 

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History and the Execution of Women
xix
Alabama Electrocution
27
Arizona GasLethal Injection
45
Arkansas ElectrocutionLethal Injection
57
California GasLethal Injection
61
Connecticut Lethal Injection
85
Delaware Lethal InjectionHanging
89
Federal Jurisdiction
93
New Jersey Lethal Injection
233
New York Lethal Injection
239
North Carolina GasLethal Injection
249
Ohio GasLethal Injection
273
Oklahoma Lethal Injection
285
Pennsylvania Lethal Injection
297
South Carolina Lethal Injection
313
Tennessee ElectrocutionLethal Injection
317

Florida Electrocution
105
Georgia Electrocution
129
Idaho Lethal InjectionFiring Squad
143
Illinois Lethal Injection
151
Indiana Lethal Injection
163
Kentucky Electrocution
171
Louisiana Lethal Injection
183
Maryland GasLethal Injection
191
Massachusetts No Death Penalty
197
Mississippi GasLethal Injection
201
Missouri Lethal Injection
209
Nevada Lethal Injection
227
Texas Lethal Injection
321
Vermont No Death Penalty
349
Virginia Lethal Injection
353
Women on Death Row 1998
359
Women with Death Sentences by State
361
Length of Time on Death Row
367
Womens Death Sentences Since 1900
369
Ages of Women on Death Row 1998
371
Bibliography
373
Index
385
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Strona xix - Death for whatever crime and under all circumstances "is truly an awesome punishment. The calculated killing of a human being by the State involves, by its very nature, a denial of the executed person's humanity. " * * An executed person has indeed 'lost the right to have rights.
Strona xii - A physician, as a member of a profession dedicated to preserving life when there is hope of doing so, should not be a participant in a legally authorized execution.

Informacje o autorze (1999)

KATHLEEN A. O'SHEA is a social worker who does criminal justice research on female prisoners with a focus on women and the death penalty. She is the editor of Female Offenders: An Annotated Bibliography published by Greenwood Press in 1996.

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