Mary Welek Atwell: Wretched Sisters. Examining Gender and Capital Punishment

Artikelnummer: 978-1-4331-2234-7

Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, fourteen women have been put to death in the United States. The criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particularly gendered context.

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Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, fourteen women have been put to death in the United States. The criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particularly gendered context. Wretched Sisters is unique in its analysis of the legal and cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death and provides a detailed account of how these fourteen women came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment.

Contents: Why So Few and Why These Few? Gender and Criminology - A Capriciously Selected Random Handful - Setting Precedent - She Didn't Look Like a Killer - Domestic Offenses - The Oklahoma Three - Aggravating Circumstances: Killing Children and Cops - The «Monster» - Perilously Close to Simple Murder - Not The «Triggerman» - #500 and #510 - Lessons from Wretched Sisters.

Autor*in / Hrsg.: Mary Welek Atwell
fremdsprachige Bücher: all english books
Weitere Informationen: 2nd Edition
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: 307 S.
Einband: Paperback
Gewicht: 450 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 09.11.2014

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