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Wretched Sisters

Examining Gender and Capital Punishmend

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Mary Welek Atwell

Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, fourteen women have been put to death in the United States. The criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particularly gendered context. Wretched Sisters is unique in its analysis of the legal and cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death and provides a detailed account of how these fourteen women came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment.
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CONTENTS

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Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments (2014)

Introduction to the Second Edition

Chapter 1. Why So Few and Why These Few? Gender and Criminology

Chapter 2. A Capriciously Selected Random Handful

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