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Death Penalty Cases 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780750675949
ISBN: 0750675942
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Death Penalty Cases provides an unbiased collection of seminal death penalty cases in the United States. It offers full but carefully edited excerpts from 25 different US Supreme Court cases along with helpful introductory materials specially prepared by the editor. It also includes the latest statistical data on capital punishment [and a useful sampling of death penalty statutes]. Together, this material is invaluable for a full understanding of this fascinating subject. Without taking sides on this controversial issue, the author illuminates the arguments and presents the cases that form the framework for US law on capital punishment. The keen selection of the material and the quality and extent of the commentary make this unique textbook a superb resource and an outstanding educational tool.

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Contents:
Preface Acknowledgements Ch.
1 Capital Punishment: The Law and the Issues Ch.
2 Cruel and Unusual as Applied Furman V. Georgia (1972) Ch.
3 Not Inherently Unconstitutional Gregg v. Georgia (1976) Ch.
4 Texas Death Penalty Procedures Jurek v. Texas (1976) Ch.
5 Rape and the Death Penalty Coker v. Georgia (1977) Ch.
6 Mandatory Death Penalty Woodson v. North Carolina (1976) Ch.
7 ""Mandatory"" Death Statutes Blystone v. Pennsylvania (1990) Ch.
8 Vague Aggravating Factors Godfrey v. Georgia (1980) Ch.
9 Mitigating Evidence Lockett v. Ohio (1978); Ch.
10 Jury Unanimity on Mitigating Evidence McKoy v. North Carolina (1990) Ch.
11 Murder Defendants Who Did Not Kill (I) Enmund v. Florida (1982) Ch.
12 Murder Defendants Who Did Not Kill (II) Tison v. Arizona (1987) Ch.
13 Jurors Opposed to Capital Punishment Witherspoon v. Illinois (1968) Ch.
14 Selecting the ""Death-Qualified"" Jury Lockhart v. McCree (1986) Ch.
15 Selecting an Unbiased Jury Turner v. Murray (1986) Ch.
16 Victim Impact Evidence Payne v. Tennessee (1991) Ch.
17 Jury Instructions On Parole-Ineligibility Simmons v. South Carolina (1994) Ch.
18 The Right to Effective Counsel Burger v. Kemp (1987) Ch.
19 Capital Sentencing by Judges Spaziano v. Florida (1984) Ch.
20 Proportional Sentencing Review Pulley v. Harris (1984) Ch.
21 Death Sentences and Double Jeopardy Arizona v. Rumsey (1984) Ch.
22 Juveniles May Be Executed Stanford v. Kentucky (1989) Ch.
23 Insane Convicts May Not Be Executed Ford v. Wainwright (1986) Ch.
24 The Mentally Retarded May Not Be Executed Atkins v. Virginia (2002) Ch.
25 Race Discrimination and Capital Punishment McCleskey v. Kemp (1987) Ch.
26 ""Innocence"" And Federal Habeas Corpus Herrera v. Collins (1993) Appendix A: Facts and Figures on Murder and the Death Penalty Appendix B: Selected Death Penalty Statutes