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CONTENTS Acknowledgments __ Death Defying Steps of Extraordinary Optimism __ 1 The Sad and Sordid History of Capital Punishment __ which crimes fit this punishment? __ the global shift away from capital punishment __ crimes of the famously executed __ not for humans only __ waiting: life on the edge of the abyss __ which postures fit the penalty? __ methods of execution - from the cross to the syringe 2 Three Myths about the Death Penalty __ the myth of closure __ the myth of deterrence __ the myth of proportionality __ (or - only the worst-of-the-worst get the ultimate punishment) 3 Finding Common Ground __ we all want to be safe __ we want our criminal justice system to be fair __ 4 Facing Complicated Truths __ revenge: it may feel good in the moment, but there's hell to pay the next day __ capital punishment impacts those who impose it __ people can change __ 5 Varieties of Nonviolent Action toward the Abolition of Capital Punishment __ I - nonviolent protest and persuasion __ II - nonviolent noncooperation __ III - nonviolent intervention: actions the disrupt business as usual __ IV - building the new society, one paper clip at a time __ V - organizing in the religious context __ some good news for activists __ 6 Let It Get Under Your Skin (make it personal) __ meditate on the details __ in case I'm murdered __ say their names - resist disappearance __ Appendix 1 __ Appendix 2 __ Sources __ Index __
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Capital punishment United States