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When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, and as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced confessions to disconcertingly incompetent lawyers; from racist juries and backward judges to a highly arbitrary death penalty system. It is these concrete accounts of the people Dow has known and represented that prove the death penalty is consistently unjust, and it's precisely this fundamental-and lethal-injustice, Dow argues, that should compel us to abandon the system altogether.

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ISBN-100807044199
ISBN-139780807044193

Key Details
AuthorDavid R. Dow
Number Of Pages268 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2006-05-01
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBeacon Press

Additional Details
Number of Volumes1 vol.
Copyright Date2006

Dimensions
Weight11.4 Oz
Height0.5 In.
Width5.4 In.
Length8.4 In.

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GroupTrade

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Dewey Decimal345.73/0773
Dewey Edition22

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"Dow reveals the dirty little secret of American death-penalty litigation: procedure trumps innocence...[His book] is insightful and full of the kinds of revelations that may lead readers to reconsider their stand on the death penalty."

An honorably dispassionate and logical broadside against a shameful practice. Kirkus Reviews "Dow reveals the dirty little secret of American death-penalty litigation: procedure trumps innocence . . . [His book] is insightful and full of the kinds of revelations that may lead readers to reconsider their stand on the death penalty."Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune "Dow's book leaves all else behind. It is powerful, direct, informative, and told in compelling human terms. He makes us see that the issue is not sentiment or retribution or even innocence. It is justice."Anthony Lewis, Pulitzer Prize-winning former columnist for the New York Times David R. Dow is professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. He is the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network and has represented more than thirty death row inmates. Regularly quoted in publications like the New York Times and the Washington Post, Dow lives in Houston, Texas.


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Executed on a Technicality: Lethal Injustice on America's Death Row

by David R. Dow

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When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, and as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced confessions to disconcertingly incompetent lawyers; from racist juries and backward judges to a highly arbitrary death penalty system.
It is these concrete accounts of the people Dow has known and represented that prove the death penalty is consistently unjust, and it's precisely this fundamental—and lethal—injustice, Dow argues, that should compel us to abandon the system altogether.
"An honorably dispassionate and logical broadside against a shameful practice."
—Kirkus Reviews
"Dow reveals the dirty little secret of American death-penalty litigation: procedure trumps innocence . . . [His book] is insightful and full of the kinds of revelations that may lead readers to reconsider their stand on the death penalty."
—Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune
"Dow's book leaves all else behind. It is powerful, direct, informative, and told in compelling human terms. He makes us see that the issue is not sentiment or retribution or even innocence. It is justice."
—Anthony Lewis, Pulitzer Prize-winning former columnist for the New York Times
David R. Dow is professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. He is the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network and has represented more than thirty death row inmates. Regularly quoted in publications like the New York Times and the Washington Post, Dow lives in Houston, Texas.

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When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, and as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced confessions to disconcertingly incompetent lawyers; from racist juries and backward judges to a highly arbitrary death penalty system.
It is these concrete accounts of the people Dow has known and represented that prove the death penalty is consistently unjust, and it's precisely this fundamental-and lethal-injustice, Dow argues, that should compel us to abandon the system altogether.

Author Biography

DAVID R. DOW is University Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston Law Center and Visiting Professor of History at Rice University. His areas of expertise include contracts, constitutional law, and death penalty law. He has handled more than fifty appeals, including 25 death penalty appeals. He earned his J.D. from Yale University, where he was an editor on the Yale Law Journal. He is the author of three books, including Executed on a Technicality (2005) and Machinery of Death (2002), and more than one hundred book chapters and professional articles. His essays and editorials on a

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  • ISBN 0807044199
  • ISBN-13 9780807044193
  • Title Executed on a Technicality: Lethal Injustice on America's Death Row
  • Author David R. Dow
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2006
  • Pages 238
  • Edition 1st
  • Publisher Beacon Press (MA)
  • Dimensions5.6 in. x 0.6 in. x 8.5 in.
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