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The Resource Executed on a technicality : lethal injustice on America's death row, David R. Dow

Executed on a technicality : lethal injustice on America's death row, David R. Dow

Label
Executed on a technicality : lethal injustice on America's death row
Title
Executed on a technicality
Title remainder
lethal injustice on America's death row
Statement of responsibility
David R. Dow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced confessions to disconcertingly incompetent lawyers; from racist juries and backward judges to a highly arbitrary death penalty system. Dow"s eye-opening book is captivating because he allows the men, and their cases, to speak for themselves. For instance, one inmate"s lawyer literally slept through his trial; another inmate was executed because the jury never heard from two eyewitnesses who swore he was no the murderer; and yet another inmate was allowed to represent himself at trial despite the fact that his mental imbalance, which included attempts to issue a subpoena to Jesus Christ, was evident. It is these concrete accounts of the people Dow has known and represented that prove the death penalty is consistently unjust, and it"s precisely this fundamental--and lethal--injustice, Dow argues, that should compel us to abandon the system altogether
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dow, David R
Dewey number
345.73/0773
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9227.C2
LC item number
D69 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Peine de mort
  • Justice pénale
  • Capital punishment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • United States
  • Todeskandidat
  • Strafjustiz
  • Todesstrafe
  • USA
Label
Executed on a technicality : lethal injustice on America's death row, David R. Dow
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The execution of Carl Johnson -- Cesar Fierro's coerced confession -- Johnny Joe Martinez's fatal five minutes -- Some are released, others are executed -- Innocence is not enough -- Interlude : why innocence matters -- How the rule of law became mob rule
Control code
ocm56913483
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 238 pages
Isbn
9780807044209
Lccn
2004025758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56913483
  • (OCoLC)56913483
Label
Executed on a technicality : lethal injustice on America's death row, David R. Dow
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The execution of Carl Johnson -- Cesar Fierro's coerced confession -- Johnny Joe Martinez's fatal five minutes -- Some are released, others are executed -- Innocence is not enough -- Interlude : why innocence matters -- How the rule of law became mob rule
Control code
ocm56913483
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 238 pages
Isbn
9780807044209
Lccn
2004025758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56913483
  • (OCoLC)56913483

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