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The Resource Race to execution, by Lioness Media Arts Production, Directed and produced by Rachel V. Lyon, (electronic resource)

Race to execution, by Lioness Media Arts Production, Directed and produced by Rachel V. Lyon, (electronic resource)

Label
Race to execution
Title
Race to execution
Statement of responsibility
by Lioness Media Arts Production, Directed and produced by Rachel V. Lyon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Race to Execution" is a gripping documentary that offers a compelling investigation of America's death penalty, probing how race discrimination infects our capital punishment system. The film neither advocates nor repudiates the death penalty; instead, it enlarges the conversation regarding capital punishment, focusing attention on race-of-jury as well as race-of-victim. Research reveals that our justice system is far worse than arbitrary and capricious; it has deteriorated significantly in the last twenty years. Highlighted is a well-documented indicator of this trend - the higher value placed on the lives of white victims. Once a victim's body is discovered, the race of the victim and the accused deeply influence the legal process: from how a crime scene is investigated, to the deployment of police resources, to the interrogation and arrest of major suspects, to how media portrays the crime, and, ultimately, jury selection and sentencing. The film traces the fates of two death row inmates: Robert Tarver in Russell County, Alabama, and Madison Hobley in Chicago. Their compelling personal stories are enlarged and enriched by attorneys who fought for these men's lives, and by prosecutors, criminal justice scholars, and experts in the fields of law and the media. These varied voices contribute to a thoughtful examination of the factors that influence who lives and who dies at the hands of the state. While recent death penalty documentaries have focused on innocence and the wrongfully accused, "Race to Execution" tackles a more difficult, more complex issue: the prevalence and influence of racial bias in capital punishment cases
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyon, Rachel V
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
54
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Death row inmates
  • Discrimination in capital punishment
  • Racism
Target audience
general
Label
Race to execution, by Lioness Media Arts Production, Directed and produced by Rachel V. Lyon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641457
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641457/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211532
  • (OCoLC)794307606
Video recording format
other
Label
Race to execution, by Lioness Media Arts Production, Directed and produced by Rachel V. Lyon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641457
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641457/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211532
  • (OCoLC)794307606
Video recording format
other

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