Death Penalty Cases: Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases on by Barry Latzer

By Barry Latzer

Death Penalty Cases provides major verbatim excerpts of death-penalty judgements from the U.S. best courtroom. the 1st bankruptcy introduces the subjects mentioned through the ebook. additionally it is an in depth heritage of the dying penalty within the usa. After this creation, the rest eighteen chapters are divided into 5 components: Foundational circumstances, Death-Eligible Crimes and people, The dying Penalty Trial, Post-Conviction overview, and Execution Issues.

The first half, together with 5 chapters, talks concerning the needed dying penalty, mitigating proof and racial bias. the following half covers death-eligible crimes, akin to rape and different crimes that don't contain murder and homicide. the center half offers the trial strategy, from selecting the ideal decision-makers throughout the sentencing selection. through this can be a bankruptcy targeting the aftermath of conviction, akin to claims of innocence. The publication concludes via exploring matters with regards to execution, comparable to now not executing insane convicts. ultimately, execution equipment are offered.

  • Provides the newest case material--no have to supplement
  • Topical association of instances presents a extra logical association for structuring a course
  • Co-authors with diversified views at the dying penalty assures whole impartiality of the material
  • Provides the mandatory old heritage, a transparent clarification of the present capital case method, and an neutral description of the controversies surrounding the dying penalty
  • Provides the newest facts proper to discussions at the dying penalty
  • Clearly explains the several ways that the states technique demise penalty instances, with excerpts of the main proper statutes

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