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Sociology: Death Penalty

BOOKS

Search W&M's library catalog, using search strategies such as:
 

1.   For books about the broad topic:     "capital punishment"      as SUBJECT

2.   For books about a particular aspect of capital punishment, here are a few example searches:

"capital punishment"  OR  "death penalty"

AND

statistics

 

"capital punishment"  OR  "death penalty"

AND

(race OR racism OR discrimination)


 

"capital punishment"  OR  "death penalty"

AND

religio*



 

"capital punishment"  OR  "death penalty"

AND

politic*


 

3.  And here are a few example books:

Note:  many of the books on this topic are owned only by W&M's Law Library.  If it's a print book, any W&M student can check it out; if it's an electronic book *only* owned by the Law Library, please check with Swem Library's Research Desk.

   


Book

Race and the death penalty : the legacy of McCleskey v. Kemp / edited by David P. Keys, R.J. Maratea. (View details)

Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. 2016

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227 .C2 R33 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227 .C2 R33 2016 )

 


Book Chapter

A Time of Change: American Society and the Death Penalty in the 1950s through the 1960s (View details)

Kirchmeier, Jeffrey L.

Imprisoned by the Past, Chapter 7

Oxford University Press 2015

 

 


Book

Convicting the innocent : death row and America's broken system of justice / Stanley Cohen. (View details)

Cohen, Stanley, 1934- author.

New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing 2016

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Richard Bland College Library  Stacks (HV8699.U5 C64 2016 )
  • Richard Bland College Library  Stacks (HV8699.U5 C64 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (HV8699 .U5 C64 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (HV8699 .U5 C64 2016 )

 


Book

Women and capital punishment in the United States : an analytical history / David V. Baker. (View details)

Baker, David V., author.

Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc. 2016

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (HV8699 .U5 B34 2015 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (HV8699 .U5 B34 2015 )


Book

Against the death penalty / Justice Stephen Breyer ; edited by John Bessler. (View details)

Breyer, Stephen G., 1938- author.

Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press 2016

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Richard Bland College Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 B74 2016 )
  • Richard Bland College Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 B74 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 B74 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 B74 2016 )

 


Book

The Globalization of Childhood: The International Diffusion of Norms and Law against the Child Death Penalty (View details)

Linde, Robyn

Oxford University Press 2016

 

 


Book

Courting death : the Supreme Court and capital punishment / Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker. (View details)

Steiker, Carol S. (Carol Susan), author.

Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2016

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Swem Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 S74 2016 )
  • Swem Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 S74 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 S74 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227.C2 S74 2016 )

 


Book

Capital punishment : theory and practice of the ultimage penalty / Virgina Leigh Hatch, Bowie State University, Anthony Walsh, Bowie State University. (View details)

Hatch, Virgina Leigh, author.

New York : Oxford University Press 2016

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (HV8694 .H27 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (HV8694 .H27 2016 )


Book

Confronting the death penalty : how language influences jurors in capital cases / Robin Conley. (View details)

Conley, Robin, author.

New York, NY : Oxford University Press 2016

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227 .C2 C65 2016 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9227 .C2 C65 2016 )

 


Book

Trial of capital murder cases in Virginia / Ronald J. Bacigal, Jonathan P. Sheldon, Joseph T. Flood. (View details)

Bacigal, Ronald J., author.

Eighth edition, 2017 edition.. Charlottesville, Va. : Virginia CLE Publications : Virginia Law Foundation 2017

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  Reserve (KFV2975 .G45 2017 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Reserve (KFV2975 .G45 2017 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Virginia Collection (KFV2975 .G45 2017 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Virginia Collection (KFV2975 .G45 2017 )


Book

The death penalty as torture : from the Dark Ages to abolition / John D. Bessler. (View details)

Bessler, John D., author.

Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press 2017

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (K5104 .B48 2017 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (K5104 .B48 2017 )

 


Book

Executing freedom : the cultural life of capital punishment in the United States / Daniel LaChance. (View details)

LaChance, Daniel, 1979- author.

Chicago : The University of Chicago Press 2017

 

 


Book

The death penalty : a reference handbook / Joseph A. Melusky and Keith A. Pesto. (View details)

Melusky, Joseph Anthony, author.

Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO 2017

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  New Books (HV8699 .U5 M46 2017 )
  • Wolf Law Library  New Books (HV8699 .U5 M46 2017 )

 


Book

Tell the client's story : mitigation in criminal and death penalty cases / Edward C. Monahan & James Clark, editors. (View details)

Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association 2017

 

Availability and location:

Available:

  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9240 .T45 2017 )
  • Wolf Law Library  Stacks (KF9240 .T45 2017 )


Book

Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases (View details)

Conley, Robin

Oxford University Press 2016

 

 

 

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