Book , Print in English

When the state kills : capital punishment and the American condition

by Austin Sarat.
  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
  • xii, 324 pages, [8] p. of plates : colored illustrations; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : "If Timothy McVeigh doesn't deserve to die, who does?"
  • The return of revenge : hearing the voice of the victim in capital trials
  • Killing me softly : capital punishment and the technologies for taking life
  • Capital trials and the ordinary world of state killing
  • The role of the jury in the killing state
  • Narrative strategy and death penalty advocacy : attempting to save the condemned
  • To see or not to see : on televising executions
  • State killing in popular culture : responsibility and representation in Dead man walking, Last dance, and The green mile
  • Conclusion : Toward a new abolitionism.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-314) and index.
  • 0691007268 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 00059862
  • OCLC: 44650912