WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Capital Punishment, 2011 - Statistical Tables, which presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2011, and persons executed in 2011. Tables present state-by-state information on the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2011, status of capital statutes, and methods of execution. Tables also summarize data on offender characteristics such as sex, race, Hispanic origin, criminal history, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Data are from the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-8) series.
TITLE: Capital Punishment, 2011 - Statistical Tables
AUTHOR: Tracy L. Snell
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)