Executed on A Technicality

Executed on A Technicality

Lethal Injustice on America's Death Row

Book - 2005
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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, and 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.

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.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780807044193
0807044199
9780807044209
0807044202
Characteristics: xxix, 238 p. ;,23 cm.

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Sep 10, 2012

Outstanding analysis of what ails the system of capital punishment in the United States. Written by a lawyer who has experienced it firsthand in Texas, its epicenter. Dow is no bleeding heart liberal. He originally supported the death penalty. But he explains why it is virtually impossible to fix.

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