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The Execution Tapes

The Execution Tapes is an hour-long public radio special hosted by Ray Suarez featuring excerpts of recordings made in Georgia's death house during state electrocutions. Excerpts of the tapes are followed by two roundtable discussions about the implications of the tapes' broadcast. A written transcript is also provided.


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Paul Bowdre
Paul Bowdre (Faculty)
15 years ago
The Execution Tapes provides students with real life exposure to executions in the state of Georgia by hearing what is taking place during an execution. I have used these recordings in several criminal justice courses (Intro to Corrections and Ethics and Criminal Justice) and have found that they stimulate a great deal of interaction by the students.
Used in course? Yes