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Capital Punishment, 1997

NCJ Number
172881
Date Published
December 1998
Author(s)
Tracy L. Snell, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Series
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death at yearend and of persons executed. This annual BJS report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during the year.
Abstract

Presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 1997, and of persons executed in 1997. Preliminary data on executions in 1998 include State, method used, and race of inmate. The report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 1997. Numerical tables present data on offenders' sex, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, age at time of arrest for capital offense, legal status at time of capital offense, methods of execution, trends, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Historical tables present executions since 1930 and sentencing since 1973.

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