Law and Legal

"Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty"

Austin Sarat

About the Program

Austin Sarat talks about botched executions in the United States going back to 1890.  Prof. Sarat questions whether the methods we use to execute people can be considered cruel and unusual punishment.  He spoke about his book at Amherst Books in Massachusetts.    

About the Authors

Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat is a professor of jurisprudence and political science at Amherst College.  He is the author of "When the State Kills" and "Mercy on Trial." 

 


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"Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, June 15th at 4:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, May 31st at 2:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, May 25th at 11pm (ET)
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