Legal Executions in California

A Comprehensive Registry, 1851–2005


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About the Book

This reference book provides comprehensive coverage of legal executions performed in the state of California from 1851 (when the Criminal Practices Act first authorized executions) until the present. It includes all cases in which legal processes appear to have been observed and the resulting execution was carried out by an authorized representative of a county or the state. Entries are organized by year of execution and contain the felon’s name, any known aliases, race, age at death and a detailed narrative of the crime that resulted in capital punishment. Race and age of victims are provided when available.

About the Author(s)

Sheila O’Hare is an attorney and a social sciences bibliographer at the University of California.
Irene Berry is a reference librarian at the Naval Postgraduate School with a background in archival collections.
Jesse Silva is a librarian at the University of California, Berkeley.

Bibliographic Details

Sheila O’Hare Irene Berry and Jesse Silva
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 624
Bibliographic Info: 552 photos, references, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2006]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6436-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Photograph Credits      vii

Preface      1

The Registry      5

Recent Developments      596

Index      597

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Recommended”—ARBA

• “Comprehensive”—Death Penalty Information Center

• “An outstanding piece of scholarship, and one of the most important books on Capital Punishment to be published this decade. The volume is an essential holding for basic collections in Criminology, Law and Society, and Criminal Justice”—Michael L. Radelet, Professor and Chair, University of Colorado