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Books from the Lloyd Sealy Library Collections

   The Lloyd Sealy Library has developed a strong criminal justice collection over the last three decades. Our collection is particularly strong in the area of capital punishment, ranging from 18th century publications to the latest human rights reports. This bibliography was created to accompany the exhibition Condemned: Inside the Sing-Sing Death House, curated by Scott Christiansen and on display in John Jay College during Spring 2000.

   The books listed here are indexed in the library catalog under the major Library of Congress subject heading capital punishment. We have not included journal articles in this bibliography. We hope that the reader will be intrigued by the works listed, and be encouraged to consult the library catalog and indexes to discover the full extent of the valuable materials available.

   The bibliography was compiled by Professors Maria Kiriakova and Ellen Sexton, March 2000.

Image of the Halifax Gibbet from Abbot’s Book of execution.

   Abbott, G. (1995). The book of execution: an encyclopedia of methods of judicial execution. London: Headline.

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   Amnesty International. (1979). The death penalty: Amnesty International report. London: Author.

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   Amnesty International. (1995). The Death penalty: no solution to illicit drugs. New York: Amnesty International.

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   Amnesty International. (1989). When the state kills: the death penalty, a human rights issue. New York, NY: Amnesty International USA.

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   Amnesty International. (1989). When the state kills: the death penalty v. human rights. London: Amnesty International.

Reference Law K 5104 .A75 1989

   Ancel, M. (1962). Capital punishment. New York: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Stacks HV 8694 .A55 1962

   Bailey, B. (1978). Deterrence and celerity of the death penalty: a neglected question in deterrence research. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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   Bailey, W. C. (1976). A multivariate cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of the deterrent effect of the death.

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   Baird, R.M.& Rosenbaum, S.E. (1988). Philosophy of punishment. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

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   Baird, R. and Rosenbaum, S. (Ed.s). (1995). Punishment and the death penalty: the current debate. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

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   Bedau, H. (1987). Death is different: studies in the morality, law, and politics of capital punishment. Boston : Northeastern University Press.

Stacks HV8699.U5 B39 1987

   Berns, W. (1991). For capital punishment: crime and the morality of the death penalty. New York: Basic Books.

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   Bishop, G.V.( c1965) Executions, the legal ways of death. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press.

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   Black, C.L.(1974). Capital punishment, the inevitability of caprice and mistake. New York: Norton.

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   Block, E.B. (c1962). And may God have mercy; the case against capital punishment. San Francisco: Fearon Pub.

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   Bovee, M.H. (1870). Christ and the gallows: or, Reasons for the abolition of capital punishment. New York: Masonic publishing company.

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   Bovee, M.H. (1878). Reasons for abolishing capital punishment. Chicago: A.J. Cox and Co.

Special Collections Room HV8698 .B7 1878

   Calvert, E.R. (1971). Capital punishment in the twentieth century. (L. Buckmaster, Introd.) Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press. (Original work published 1927).

Stacks HV 8698 .C17 1971

   Capital punishment. (1996-1998). Plano, Tex.: Information Aids, Inc. Information series on current topics.

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   Capital punishment: a review of the issues. (1982). Albany, N.Y.: Office of Program Development and Research, Division of Criminal Justice Services.

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   Capital punishment: what the religious community says. (1978). New York, N.Y.: National Interreligious Task Force on Criminal Justice Work Group on the Death Penalty.

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   The Case against capital punishment. (1971). Washington: the Washington Research Project.

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   Cheever, G.B. (1846). A defence of capital punishment; and An essay on the ground and reason of punishment, with special reference to the penalty of death by Tayler Lewis. New York, N.Y.: Wiley and Putnam.

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   Cheever, G.B.(1855). Punishment by death: its authority and expediency. New York: John Wiley.

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   Cohen, B.L.(1970). Law without order; capital punishment and the liberals. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House.

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   The Death penalty: no solution to illicit drugs (1995). New York: Amnesty International.

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   Dicks, S. (ed.) (1991). Congregation of the condemned: voices against the death penalty. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

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   Di Nicola, A. (1983). Dear David. Boston: Author.

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   DiSalle, M.V. (1965). The power of life or death. New York: Random House.

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   Duff, C. (1961). A handbook on hanging : being a short introduction to the fine art of execution, containing much useful information on neck-breaking, throttling, strangling, asphyxiation, decapitation and electrocution; data and wrinkles on hangmanship. London: Putnam.

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   Edgerton, S. (1985). Pictures and punishment: art and criminal prosecution during the Florentine Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, c1985.

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   Eshelman, B.E. (1962). Death row chaplain. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

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   Falls, M. (1982). A retributivist condemnation of capital punishment. Unpublished dissertation, Vanderbilt University.

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   Gardiner, G. (1956). Capital punishment as a deterrent, and the alternative. London: V.Gollancz.

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   Gaston, J. (1994). Capital punishment plus. New York: Vantage Press.

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   Gorecki, J. (1983). Capital punishment : criminal law and social evolution. New York: Columbia University Press.

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   Gray, I. (1989). A punishment in search of a crime: Americans speak out against the death penalty. New York: Avon Books.

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   Guest, D.(1994). Sentenced to death : the American novel and the rhetoric of capital punishment. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Vanderbilt University.

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   Guest, D. (1997). Sentenced to death : the American novel and capital punishment. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

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   Hodgkinson,P. & Rutherford, A.(eds.) (1996).Capital punishment: global issues and prospects. Winchester: Waterside Press.

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   Hood, R.G. (1989). The death penalty : a world-wide perspective : a report to the United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control. New York:Oxford University Press.

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   Hook, D. & Kahn, L. (1989). Death in the balance: the debate over capital punishment. Lexington,Mass.: Lexington Books.

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   House, H. & Yoder, J. (1991). The death penalty debate. Dallas: Word Pub.

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   Joyce, J.A.( c1961). Capital punishment, a world view. New York: T.Nelson.

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   Koosed, M. (Ed.).(1996). Capital punishment. New York: Garland Pub.

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   Lawes, L.E. (1924). Man's judgment of death, an analysis of the operation and effect of capital punishment based on facts, not on sentiment. New York: G. P. Putnam's sons.

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   Lester, D. (1987). The death penalty: issues and answers. Springfield, Ill., U.S.A.: C.C. Thomas.

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   Lester, D. (1997). The death penalty: issues and answers. 2nd ed. Springfield, Ill.: C.C. Thomas.

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   Lethal injection: the medical technology of execution. (1998). New York, N.Y.: Amnesty International USA.

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   Library of Congress. Legislative Reference Service.(1976).Capital punishment: pro and con arguments. Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corp. of America.

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   Loeb, R. & Cole, G. (1986). Crime and capital punishment. Rev. ed., 2nd ed. New York: F. Watts.

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   Megivern,J. (1997). The death penalty: an historical and theological survey. New York: Paulist Press.

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   Melton, J. (1989). The Churches speak on--capital punishment: official statements from religious bodies and ecumenical organizations. Detroit : Gale Research.

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   Moir, J.M. (1979). Capital punishment, based on Professor Mittermaier's 'Todesstrafe'. London: Smith, Elder and Co. (Original work published 1865).

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Original copy kept in Technical Services (Fragile condition).

   Montagu, B. The opinions of different authors upon the punishment of death. Buffalo, N.Y.: Wm. S. Hein.

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   Montague, p. (1995). Punishment as societal defense. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & ittlefield.

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   Murphy, J.G.(comp.) (1995). Punishment and rehabilitation.(3rd ed.)Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Pub. Co.

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   NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. (1978). Capital punishment statues enacted since Furman v. Georgia. Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1978.

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   Nathanson, S. (1987). An eye for an eye?: the morality of punishing by death.( Arthur J. Goldberg, foreword). Totowa,N.J.: Rowman & Littlefield.

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    Pannick, D. (1982). Judicial review of the death penalty. London: Duckworth.

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   Playfair, G. & Sington D. (1957). The offenders; society and the atrocious crime. London: Secker & Warburg.

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   Playfair, G. & Sington D. (1957). The offenders: the case against legal vengeance. New York: Simon and Schuster.

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   Pojman, L.P.& Reiman, J. (1998). The death penalty: for and against. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

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   Pride, R.E.(1927). The invisible power. Philadelphia: Scott publishing company.

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   Quinby, G. W. (1856). The gallows, the prison, and the poor-house: a plea for humanity, showing the demands of Christianity in behalf of the criminal and perishing classes. Cincinnati: G. W. Quinby.

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   Redekop, V. (1990). A life for a life?: death penalty on trial. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press.

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   Sarat, A. (1999). The killing state: capital punishment in law, politics, and culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

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   Sellin, J.T. (1967). Capital punishment. New York: Harper&Row.

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   Sellin, J.T. (1980). The penalty of death. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications.

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   Seguin, D.G. (1985). The effects of bifurcation and death qualification assignment of penalty in capital crimes. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Toledo.

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   Sheleff, L.S. (1987). Ultimate penalties : capital punishment, life imprisonment, physical torture. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

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   Sontag,L. (1990). Deciding death: a legal and empirical analysis of penalty phase jury instructions and capital decision. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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   Spear, C. 1844). Essays on the punishment of death. (7th ed.). Boston: Charles Spear.

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   Stolz, J. (1880). The cause and cure of crime: with a treatise on capital punishment. Philadelphia: J. E. Potter and Company.

Special Collections Room HV 6025 .S8 1880

   Streib, V. (1993). A Capital punishment anthology. Cincinnati: Anderson Pub.

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   Thomas, C. (1976). Perceptions of crime, punishment, and legal sanctions.

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   Tucker,C. (1969). Capital punishment: a study of law and social structure. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Texas at Austin.

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   Wekesser, C. (1991). The Death penalty: opposing viewpoints (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press.

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