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The history of the death penalty in Colorado

Author: Michael L Radelet
Publisher: Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2017] ©2017
Series: Timberline books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Radelet chronicles the details of each capital punishment trial and execution that took place in Colorado since 1859. Radelet accounts the debates and struggles over the use of the death penalty, placing the hundreds of cases into the context of a gradual worldwide trend away from this punishment"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Radelet
ISBN: 9781607325116 160732511X
OCLC Number: 956379367
Description: xxi, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Hangings in the nineteenth century --
3. Twentieth century executions and debates --
4. The thirty year effort to obtain execution no. 103 --
5. The death penalty in Colorado in the early twenty-first century --
6. The Hickenlooper years --
Epilogue: Summary, trends, and some possibilities --
Appendix 1: Catalog of Colorado executions, 1859-present --
Appendix 2: People sentenced to death in Colorado, 1860-December 31, 2015, not executed and no longer on death row --
Appendix 3: Colorado death sentences, January 1, 2005-December 31, 2015 --
Index.
Series Title: Timberline books.
Responsibility: Michael L. Radelet.

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"Radelet chronicles the details of each capital punishment trial and execution that took place in Colorado since 1859. Radelet accounts the debates and struggles over the use of the death penalty, placing the hundreds of cases into the context of a gradual worldwide trend away from this punishment"--Provided by publisher.

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