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Women and the death penalty in the United States, 1900-1998

by Kathleen A. O"Shea

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Women prisoners -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.,
    • Death row inmates -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.,
    • Capital punishment -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.,
    • Executions and executioners -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-389) and index.

      StatementKathleen A. O"Shea ; foreword by Ann Patrick Conrad.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV9466 .O74 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 404 p. ;
      Number of Pages404
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL363313M
      ISBN 10027595952X
      LC Control Number98023550

      Martha M. Place (Septem – Ma ) was an American murderer and the first woman to die in the electric was executed on Ma , at Sing Sing Correctional Facility for the murder of her stepdaughter Ida Place. Current Female Death Row Prisoners. As of April 1, , the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund reports that there were 53 women on death rows across the United States.

      Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, These authors ask whether, from a social justice perspective, any consideration of the death penalty raises questions about the right of society to take the life of a person. These executions constitute about % of the total of 15, confirmed executions in the United States (including the colonies) between and 16 death-sentenced women have .

      Women are rarely placed onto death row. There may be many different reasons for this. Statistics show that there are only 51 women on death row currently and this constitutes to % of the total death row population (). The reason for this is women .   [Death Penalty Information Center] Put differently, out of the 3, counties in the U.S., only 16 sentenced five or more people to death between and Two percent of counties nationwide now account for the majority of prisoners on states’ death rows. [Emily Bazelon / New York Times Magazine].


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