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Women and capital punishment in the United States : an analytical history

Author: David V Baker
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This historical analysis examines the social, political and economic contexts in which the justice system has put women to death, revealing a pattern of patriarchal domination and female subordination. Includes a discussion of condemned women granted executive clemency and judicial commutations, an inquiry into women falsely convicted in capital cases and profile of female death row population"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David V Baker
ISBN: 9780786499502 0786499508
OCLC Number: 912705041
Description: vii, 430 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Theoretical and Empirical Frameworks --
1. Theoretical Frameworks --
2. Empirical Frameworks --
Part II. Historical Context --
3. The First Historical Trend, 1630s-1750s --
4. The Second Historical Trend, 1760s-1890s --
5. The Third Historical Trend, 1900s-2010s --
Part III. Wrongful Convictions, Judicial Commutations, Executive Clemency and Women on Death Row Today --
6. Wrongful Convictions in Potentially Capital Cases --
7. Judicial Reversals of Capital Convictions --
8. Executive Clemency of Condemned Women --
9. The Female Death Row Population --
Conclusion --
The First Historical Trend --
The Second Historical Trend --
The Third Historical Trend.
Responsibility: David V. Baker.

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The history of the execution of women in the United States has largely been ignored and scholars have given scant attention to gender issues in capital punishment. This historical analysis examines  Read more...

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