"Through the statements of witnesses who testified at historic hearings in New York between December 2004 and February 2005, [the book] seeks to educate a national and international citizenry about capital punishment. ... present[ing] the essential facts relating to the death penalty and the major categories of debate over capital punishment worldwide"--Introd.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-315).
Formatted Contents Note
Death penalty facts and figures Understanding the law: basic constitutional principles Justifications for capital punishment Costs and the prosecutorial process Special problems: race and mental illness Innocence The international perspective.