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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


Other American Execution Methods

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/9780199967933.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the history of other execution methods used in the United States in modern times besides the electric chair, including hanging, the gas chamber, firing squads, and lethal ... More


Criminal Intent and Spectacular Punishment: The Infiltration of Roman Legal Theory and Practice into French Customary Law

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

Although customary and Roman law are often thought of as two entirely different bodies of law, this chapter charts the intrusion of Roman legal concepts—especially malice aforethought and exemplary ... More


Warren McCleskey and the Electric Chair

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/9780199967933.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter recounts the history of the electric chair and describes Warren McCleskey’s execution in Georgia’s electric chair. The electric chair is an American execution method that has a unique ... More


The First Limits: The Early American Death Penalty through the 1850s

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/9780199967933.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The foundation for Warren McCleskey’s death sentence began in the early years of American history. This chapter provides an overview of early American death penalty history, beginning with the ... More


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