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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the death penalty.


Six Superlative Sources

· Death Penalty Information Center

· Bedau, Hugo Adam. The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies. Oxford University Press, 1997.

· Johnson, Robert. Death Work: A Study of the Modern Execution Process, 2nd ed. Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1998.

· Malone, Dan and Howard Swindle. America's Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1999.

· Prejean, Helen. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. Random House, 1993.

· Streib, Victor L. A Capital Punishment Anthology. Anderson Publishing Co., 1993.

Other Excellent Sources

· Abbott, Geoffrey. The Book of Execution: An Encyclopedia of Methods of Judicial Execution. Headline Book Publishing, 1994.

· Adams, Randall Dale, William Hoffer, and Marilyn Nona Hoffer. Adams v. Texas. St. Martin's Press, 1991.

· The Angolite: The Prison News Magazine. Louisiana State Penitentiary.

· Arriens, Jan. Welcome to Hell: Letters and Writings from Death Row. Northeastern University Press, 1997.

· Baldus, David C., George C. Woodworth, and Charles A. Pulaski, Jr. Equal Justice and the Death Penalty: A Legal and Empirical Analysis. Northeastern University Press, 1990.

· Barfield, Velma. Woman on Death Row. Oliver-Nelson, 1985.

· Bedau, Hugo Adam. The Death Penalty in America, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 1982.

· Berns, Walter. For Capital Punishment: Crime and the Morality of the Death Penalty. Basic Books, 1981.

· Bishop, George V. Executions: The Legal Ways of Death. Sherbourne Press, 1965.

· Black, Charles L., Jr. Capital Punishment: The Inevitability of Caprice and Mistake. W.W. Norton, 1981.

· Blaustein, Susan. "Witness to Another Execution." Harper's Magazine, May 1994, pp. 53-62.

· Bohm, Robert M. The Death Penalty in America: Current Research. Anderson Publishing Co., 1991.

· Bowers, William J., Glenn L. Pierce, and John F. McDevitt. Legal Homicide: Death as Punishment in America, 1864-1982. Northeastern University Press, 1984.

· Butler, Anne, and C. Murray Henderson. Dying to Tell. Center for Louisiana Studies, 1992.

· Cabana, Donald A. Death at Midnight: The Confessions of an Executioner. Northeastern University Press, 1996.

· Camus, Albert. "Reflections on the Guillotine." In Resistance, Rebellion and Death. Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.

· Chessman, Caryl. Cell 2455, Death Row. Prentice Hall, 1954.

· Chessman, Caryl. The Face of Justice. Prentice Hall, 1957.

· Davis, Christopher. Waiting for It. Harper and Row, 1980.

· Duffy, Clinton T. 88 Men and 2 Women. Doubleday, 1962.

· Gettinger, Stephen H. Sentenced to Die. Macmillan, 1979.

· Gilmore, Mikal. Shot in the Heart. Doubleday, 1994.

· Grisham, John. The Chamber. Doubleday, 1994.

· Jacoby, Susan. Wild Justice: The Evolution of Revenge. Harper and Row, 1983.

· Johnson, Robert. Condemned to Die: Life under Sentence of Death. Waveland Press, 1989.

· Koestler, Arthur. Reflections on Hanging. New York: Macmillan, 1957.

· Lesser, Wendy. Pictures at an Execution: An Inquiry in the Subject of Murder. Harvard University Press, 1993.

· Magee, Doug. Slow Coming Dark: Interviews on Death Row. Pilgrim Press, 1980.

· Mailer, Norman. The Executioner's Song. Warner Books, 1979.

· Marquart, James W., Sheldon Ekland-Olson, and Jonathan R. Sorensen. The Rope, the Chair, and the Needle: Capital Punishment in Texas, 1923-1990. University of Texas Press, 1994.

· McLendon, James. Deathwork. J.B. Lippincott Co., 1977.

· Miller, Arthur S. Death by Installment: The Ordeal of Willie Francis. Greenwood Press, 1988.

· Miller, Kent S., and Betty D. Miller. To Kill and Be Killed: Case Studies from Florida's Death Row. Hope House, 1989.

· Radelet, Michael L. Facing the Death Penalty: Essays on a Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Temple University Press, 1989.

· Radelet, Michael L., Hugo A. Bedau, and Constance Putnam. In Spite of Innocence: Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases. Northeastern University Press, 1992.

· Rideau, Wilbert, and Ron Wikberg. Life Sentences: Rage and Survival Behind Bars. Times Books, 1992.

· Sellin, Johan Thorsten. The Penalty of Death. Sage Publications, 1980.

· Solotaroff, Ivan. "The Last Face You'll Ever See." Esquire, August 1995, pp. 91-98.

· Trombley, Stephen. The Execution Protocol: Inside America's Capital Punishment Industry. Crown Publishers, 1992.

· Van den Haag, Ernest, and John P. Conrad. The Death Penalty: A Debate. Plenum Books, 1983.

· Von Drehle, David. Among the Lowest of the Dead: Inside Death Row. Crest Books, 1996.

· Von Drehle, David. Among the Lowest of the Dead: The Culture of Death Row. Times Books, 1995.

· Weinstein, Bob, and Jim Bessent. Death Row Confidential. HarperPaperbacks, 1996.

· Winters, Paul A., Editor. The Death Penalty: Opposing Viewpoints, 3rd ed. Greenhaven Press, 1997.

· Zimring, Franklin E., and Gordon Hawkins. Capital Punishment and the American Agenda. Cambridge University Press, 1986.

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