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NCJ Number: 41386 Find in a Library
Title: RIGHT TO DIE BY FIRING SQUAD - THE DEATH PENALTY AND GARY GILMORE
Journal: HASTINGS CENTER REPORT  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1977)  Pages:5-7
Author(s): H A BEDAU
Corporate Author: Institute of Soc, Ethics and the Life Sciences
Hastings Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Soc, Ethics and the Life Sciences
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REVIEW OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE EXECUTION OF GARY MARK GILMORE BY THE STATE OF UTAH ON JANUARY 17, 1977, PARTICULARLY AS THEY AFFECT OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO DIE.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR EXAMINES GILMORE'S CONTENTION OF A RIGHT TO DIE AND UTAH'S DUTY TO EXECUTE HIM, EXPRESSING HIS OWN OPINIONS AND DISCUSSING SOME EXPRESSED IN PRINT MEDIA DURING THE PERIOD BEFORE THE EXECUTION. THE NEED TO DEVELOP ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AND LIFE IMPRISONMENT IS STRESSED....EB
Index Term(s): Analysis; Capital punishment; Case studies; Life sentences; Media coverage; Rights of the accused
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