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Death Work : A Study of the Modern Execution Process

Death Work : A Study of the Modern Execution Process - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534521554

Cover of Death Work : A Study of the Modern Execution Process 2ND 98 (ISBN 978-0534521554)
ISBN13: 978-0534521554
ISBN10: 053452155X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 1998
International: No

List price: $86.50

Death Work : A Study of the Modern Execution Process - 2ND 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534521554

Robert Johnson

ISBN13: 978-0534521554
ISBN10: 053452155X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This much anticipated second edition of Robert Johnson's Death Work offers a frank and unsettling look at the consequences of the death penalty in the United States today. The author takes readers on a compelling step-by-step journey through the American execution process including interviews with prisoners who have spent years on death row, prison staff who guard the condemned, and the men who act as executioners.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EXECUTIONS PAST AND PRESENT.

1. Executions Past: From Antiquity to the Twentieth Century.
2.Executions Present: The Twentieth-Century American Experience.

PART TWO: WAITING TO DIE: A STUDY OF MODERN DEATH ROWS.

3. Death Row: Conditions of Confinement.
4. Living and Working on Death Row.

PART THREE: IN COLD BLOOD: A STUDY OF MODERN EXECUTIONS.

5. Death Work: A Modern Execution Team.
6. Deathwatch: The Final Hours.
7. An Execution and Its Aftermath.

PART FOUR: MORAL CONSIDERATIONS.

8. A Modern Instance of Torture.
9. Punishing Murderers: Choosing Life Over Death.