Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

VIDEO: Ever Wonder How Lethal Injections Works?

For those of you who have wondered how exactly lethal injection is performed and how it works, we offer a quick look at the process and the chemistry of execution by lethal injection.

The Lethal History of the Gas Chamber

It is difficult to find a way to deliberately put a human being to death that modern Americans can agree is “humane.” Perhaps for this reason, methods of execution have repeatedly been invented that were touted as humane only to later be criticized as inhumane. Here, we investigate the rise and fall of the gas chamber’s popularity as a method of shipping the condemned off to the afterlife.