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The Forgotten Population: A Look at Death Row in the United States through the Experiences of Women

Capital Punishment Project, Women’s Rights Project, National Prison Project, National Criminal Justice Program, and the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0061
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Since 1973, 148 women have been sentenced to death in the United States. As of December 2004, there were 50 women on death row. According to a report entitled “The Forgotten Population,” women's ... More


The Death Penalty in Reality: The Process of Execution and the Death Row Experience

Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle

in The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199228478
eISBN:
9780191696329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228478.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the processes of implementing capital punishment; the modes of execution — paying particular attention to the current controversy over whether lethal injection can amount to ... More


Children of the Condemned

Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto, and Arlene Andrews

in In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195179415
eISBN:
9780199893799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Children of incarcerated parents hold multiple risk factors. This chapter explores the risk factors associated with parental incarceration, and adds the additional layer of a death sentence to that ... More


A Tale of Two Protests (1950–1960)

Theodore Hamm

in Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224278
eISBN:
9780520925236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224278.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The most notable protests against executions during the twentieth century had been led by working class organizations and their affiliated political parties, which was prior to the Caryl Chessman ... More


♫ Don’t Be Cruel… ♪: The ‘Death Row Phenomenon’ and India’s ‘Delay’ Jurisprudence

Bikramjeet Batra

in Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685776
eISBN:
9780191765773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685776.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on the death row phenomenon, defined as the peculiar suffering caused to a condemned prisoner due to awaiting execution on death row, invariably under harsh conditions. It first ... More


In Reality—From the Row

Derrick Quintero

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about the American prison system and the death penalty. The chapter identifies four problems with the current carceral regime: First, prisons compound the ... More


Facing the Corporation

Dimitri A. Bogazianos

in 5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787007
eISBN:
9780814725160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787007.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the mythology surrounding a central figure in rap's conflict with its own commercialization: Suge Knight, the head of Death Row Records. In particular, it considers Knight's ... More


Innocence and the American Death Penalty

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the role that innocence plays in the death penalty debate, including the question of whether or not innocent defendants have been executed in modern times in the United States. ... More


Federation of Malaysia

Daniel Pascoe

in Last Chance for Life: Clemency in Southeast Asian Death Penalty Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198809715
eISBN:
9780191846991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809715.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

As with Chapters 3 and 4, the case study on Malaysia begins with a thorough description of the country’s death penalty laws and practice, and Malaysia’s publicly known clemency practice over the ... More


Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

Seth Kotch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649870
eISBN:
9781469649894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649870.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For years, American states have tinkered with the machinery of death, seeking to align capital punishment with evolving social standards and public will. Against this backdrop, North Carolina had ... More


“Sane” and “Insane” Suicide: The Law of Competence

Susan Stefan

in Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199981199
eISBN:
9780190497217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981199.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of the legal history of competence as it relates to suicide, as well as current U.S. policies and law concerning competence of people who want to die, including ... More


Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent?

Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732175
eISBN:
9780814725344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732175.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

As scores of death row inmates are exonerated by DNA evidence and innocence commissions are set up across the country, conviction of the innocent has become a well-recognized problem. But the U.S. ... More


Mary Surratt on the Altar of National Identity

in The Trial in American Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226243252
eISBN:
9780226243283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243283.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Comparatively few women end up on death row, and as slight as those numbers are, the figures for condemned women who are “screened out” still exceed the overall rate of those removed from death row. ... More


Laura Nader: Letters to and from an Anthropologist

Laura Nader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752247
eISBN:
9781501752254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752247.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book documents decades of letters written, received, and archived by the book's author. The author revisits her correspondence with academic colleagues, lawyers, politicians, military officers, ... More


The Scapegoat

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Mata Hari was convicted of espionage against France and placed on death row in the notorious Paris prison of Saint-Lazare. This chapter describes how she ended up in a rat-infested prison when exotic ... More


Introduction

Laura Nader

in Laura Nader: Letters to and from an Anthropologist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752247
eISBN:
9781501752254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752247.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses a world of letters that reveals how a man on death row thinks, how scientists feel about their controversial workplaces, and how an anthropologist ponders issues of American ... More


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