This book review discusses Richard A. Stack's book, Grave Injustice, which illustrates the flaws in America's use of capital punishment. "Simply put, the death penalty is shown to be a massive policy failure diminishing the legitimacy of the criminal justice system in the world's leading democracy. Stack uses his reportorial skills to distill the complex subject of the American death penalty into a digestible form, yet he never cuts corners with the human dimension. This dimension is always at the center of crime and punishment and, most hauntingly, at the center of the American death penalty and its tragic frailties. True to its subject, Stack has written a very human book worth reading and worth sharing."
Published online by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in The Champion. http://www.nacdl.org/champion.aspx?id=29995.
Mary Kelly Tate, Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions, The Champion (August 2013), http://www.nacdl.org/champion.aspx?id=29995 (book review).