xiii, 759 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: America's experiment with capital punishment / James R. Acker, Robert M. Bohm, and Charles S. Lanier Capital punishment: public opinion, law, and politics Capital punishment law and practices: history, trends, and developments / John D. Bessler American death penalty opinion: past, present, and future / Robert M. Bohm Judicial developments in capital punishment law / Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker Beyond human ability? The rise and fall of death penalty legislation / James R. Acker and Charles S. Lanier Politics of capital punishment: the sacrifice of fairness for executions / Stephen B. Bright The transformative influence of international law and practice on the death penalty in the United States / Richard J. Wilson The justice and utility of the capital sanction Roots / Robert Blecker Justice, deterrence, and the death penalty / Ernest van den Haag Is capital punishment an effective deterrent for murder? An examination of social science research / Ruth D. Peterson and William C. Bailey Is capital punishment an effective deterrent for murder? an updated review of research and theory / Robert Apel, Samuel E. DeWitt, & Rose Bellandi Future dangerousness / Mark D. Cunningham & Jonathan R. Sorensen Women and children first / Victor L. Streib Intellectual disability, mental illness and the death penalty / Christopher Slobogin The execution of the innocent / Michael L. Radelet and Hugo Adam Bedau Administration of the death penalty The capital defense attorney / Andrea D. Lyon Stacking the deck for guilt and death: the failure of death qualification to ensure impartiality / Marla Sandys, Sara M. Walsh, Heather Pruss, & Dylan Cunningham The life or death sentencing decision: it's at odds with constitutional standards; is it beyond human ability? / William J. Bowers, et. al. Mitigation and the study of lives: on the roots of violent criminality and the nature of capital justice / Craig Haney Race discrimination and the death penalty: an empirical and legal overview / Catherine M. Grosso, Barbara O'Brien, Abijah Taylor, & George Woodworth Federal habeas corpus in capital cases / Eric M. Freedman The issue of costs in the death penalty debate / Richard C. Dieter Terminal stages of the penalty of death The role of health and mental health professionals in the capital punishment process / Steven K. Erickson & Charles Patrick Ewing The impact of the death penalty on the families of homicide victims and of condemned prisoners / Margaret Vandiver Life under sentence of death: historical and contemporary perspectives / Robert Johnson & Harmony Davies The evolving role of clemency in capital cases / Daniel T. Kobil America's experiment with execution methods / Deborah W. Denno.
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Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press,