Executed Women of 20th and 21st Centuries

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University Press of America, Jun 15, 2009 - Social Science - 166 pages
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Executed Women of the 20th and 21st Centuries provides a look into the lives, crimes, and executions of women during the 20th and 21st centuries. Rather than dealing with these women as numbers and statistics, this book presents them as human beings. Each of these women had lives, histories, and families. The purpose is not to condone their actions, but to suggest that those we executed are, in fact, humans—rather than monsters, as they are often portrayed.
 

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Contents

Part One HangingDont Hang Me High for Decency Sake
1
Part Two The Electric ChairThis Is a Step Forward in the Cause of Humanity
21
Photospread
54
Part Three The Gas ChamberHow in the Hell Would You Know?
55
Part Four Federal Executions of Women
67
Part Five The Last Two of the 20th Century
75
Part Six The New Century
83
Part Seven Clemencies and Commutations
99
Part Eight What Must a Woman Do to Be Executed?
111
Conclusion
117
Appendix
125
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L. Kay Gillespie is a professor who has studied executions and the death penalty for over twenty years. He is chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Weber State University, has worked with various criminal justice agencies, including adult and juvenile corrections, and is a former member of the Utah State Board of Pardons. He is the author of several articles and books on the subjects of death row and execution.

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