vii, 490 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
9781599413433 paperback : alkaline paper 1599413434 paperback alkaline paper
"This title offers detailed accounts of the most important capital cases in American law. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the canonical cases such as Furman v. Georgia, Gregg v. Georgia, Penry v. Lynaugh, Payne v. Tennessee, and McCleskey v. Kemp, the volume also presents in-depth accounts of cases involving core capital issues, including representation, protections for the innocent, proportionality limits, execution methods, the problem of volunteers, and the guarantee of heightened reliability."--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
When Willie Francis died : the "disturbing" story behind one of the eighth amendment's most enduring standards of risk / Deborah Denno Furman v. Georgia : not an end, but a beginning / Carol S. Steiker Gregg v. Georgia and allied cases : protecting the death penalty from abolition / Hugo Adam Bedau Coker v. Georgia : of rape, race, and burying the past / Sheri Lynn Johnson Gilmore v. Utah : the persistent problem of "volunteers" / John H. Blume McCleskey v. Kemp : denial avoidance, and the legitimization of racial discrimination in the administration of the death penalty / David C. Baldus ... [et al.] Penry v. Lynaugh : the hazards of predicting the future / Jordan M. Steiker
KF9227.C2 D425 2009
New York, NY : Thomson Reuters : Foundation Press, 2009.