Journal / Book Title
Punishment & Society
The aim of this article is to describe the role of health care professionals in the capital punishment process. The relationship between the protocol of capital punishment in the United States and the use of health care professionals to carry out that task has been overlooked in the literature on punishment. Yet for some time, the operation of the medical sciences in prison have been `part of a disciplinary strategy' `intrinsic to the development of power relationships'. Many capital punishment statutes require medical personnel to be present at, if not actively involved in, executions. Through analyses of these statutes, show the degree to which these professionals have become part of the state's executive apparatus.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Federman, Cary H. and Holmes, Dave, "Caring to Death: Health Care Professionals and Capital Punishment" (2000). Department of Justice Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 133.
Federman, Cary, and Dave Holmes. "Caring to death: health care professionals and capital punishment." Punishment & Society 2, no. 4 (2000): 441-451.
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