Book Annotations

Introduction

Annotations of:

DEATH WORK: A STUDY OF THE MODERN EXECUTION PROCESS. By Robert Johnson. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co., 1990;

DEATH & DISCRIMINATION: RACIAL DISPARITIES IN CAPITAL SENTENCING. By Samuel R. Gross and Robert Mauro. Boston, Massachusetts: North-eastern University Press, 1989;

RITES OF EXECUTION: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN CULTURE, 1776-1865. By Louis P. Masur. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1989;

PUBLIC JUSTICE, PRIVATE MERCY: A GOVERNOR’s EDUCATION ON DEATH ROW. By Edmund G. (Pat) Brown with Dick Adler. New York, New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989;

DEATH IN THE BALANCE: THE DEBATE OVER CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. By Donald D. Hook and Lothar Kahn. Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington Books, 1989; and

LAST RIGHTS: 13 FATAL ENCOUNTERS WITH THE STATE’S JUSTICE. By Joe Ingle. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1990.

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