Table of contents for Death defying : dismantling the execution machinery in 21st century U.S.A. / Pam McAllister.

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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