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Capital Punishment, 1994

NCJ Number
158023
Author(s)
James J Stephan; Tracy L Snell
Date Published
February 1996
Length
16 pages
Publication Series
Annotation
Thirteen States executed 31 prisoners during 1994, seven fewer than in 1993.
Abstract

This annual BJS Bulletin presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 1994, and of persons executed in 1994. The report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during the year. 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 1974.

Date Published: February 1, 1996