Capital Punishment In America: A Balanced Examination / Edition 2

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More About This Textbook



  • Focuses on policy issues as opposed to caselaw exclusively
  • Provides a concise introduction to all of the topics discussed
  • Offers easy to use data
  • Includes excerpts of critical documents including cases and opposing viewpoints
  • Contains discussion questions to ensure comprehension of material
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449605988
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 725,140
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Moral arguments about the death penalty - an introduction 1
1 Retribution 5
2 Religion 23
3 Deterrence 41
4 Brutalization 65
5 Incapacitation 77
6 Cost 101
7 Innocence 123
The death penalty as applied in America - an introduction 155
8 Arbitrariness 159
9 Mitigating evidence 235
10 Rape and proportionality 263
11 Felony-murder 279
12 Juveniles 309
13 The mentally retarded 339
14 The insane 363
15 Race 379
16 Victim impact evidence 431
17 Capital juries 461
18 Sentencing alternatives 493
19 Trial counsel 521
20 Habeas corpus and the role of innocence 543
Issues of application - introduction 571
21 Appellate delay 573
22 Televised executions 589
23 Clemency 599
24 The moratorium movement 617
25 International law and American exceptionalism 629
26 The future of the death penalty in America 653
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