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Death Penalty

Books and Articles

Bosco, Antoinette. Choosing Mercy: A Mother of Murder Victims Pleads to End the Death Penalty. Orbis Books, 2001.
  Bosco, a journalist, found her world turned upside down when her son and daughter-in-law were murdered. As someone who has always opposed the death penalty, Bosco became more vocal about her beliefs as she met with others who had suffered the same losses but shared in her convictions.
Mitchell, Greg and Robert Jay Lifton. Who Owns Death? Capital Punishment, the American Conscience, and the End of Executions. William Morrow and Co., 2000.
  A current and historical look at the death penalty. The authors examine how executions are carried out in different sates and how the American public truly feels about it.
Prejean, Helen, C.S.J. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. Vintage Books, 1996.
  Prejean, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille, discusses her friendship with Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Wilson, Two of Louisiana’s death row inmates, and argues for the abolition of capital punishment.
Sarat, Austin. When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition. Princeton University Press, 2001.
  This collection of essays examines various questions surrounding the death penalty ranging from whether Timothy McVeigh "deserved" to die to whether executions should be televised.

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