Capital Punishment in America: A Balanced Explanation / Edition 1

Capital Punishment in America: A Balanced Explanation / Edition 1

by Evan J. Mandery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763733083

ISBN-13: 9780763733087

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Recognizing That Much Of The Literature Addressing This Topic Is Not Only Out-Of-Date But Also Decidedly Slanted Against The Death Penalty, Professor Evan Mandery Set About Creating A Book That Would Challenge Readers To Carefully Evaluate Their Beliefs And Assumptions On Each Of The Various Issues Surrounding This Controversial Subject. The Product Of His Efforts,

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Recognizing That Much Of The Literature Addressing This Topic Is Not Only Out-Of-Date But Also Decidedly Slanted Against The Death Penalty, Professor Evan Mandery Set About Creating A Book That Would Challenge Readers To Carefully Evaluate Their Beliefs And Assumptions On Each Of The Various Issues Surrounding This Controversial Subject. The Product Of His Efforts, Capital Punishment: A Balanced Examination Is An Innovative, Balanced, And Comprehensive Overview Of Capital Punishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763733087
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Moral arguments about the death penalty - an introduction1
1Retribution5
2Religion23
3Deterrence41
4Brutalization65
5Incapacitation77
6Cost101
7Innocence123
The death penalty as applied in America - an introduction155
8Arbitrariness159
9Mitigating evidence235
10Rape and proportionality263
11Felony-murder279
12Juveniles309
13The mentally retarded339
14The insane363
15Race379
16Victim impact evidence431
17Capital juries461
18Sentencing alternatives493
19Trial counsel521
20Habeas corpus and the role of innocence543
Issues of application - introduction571
21Appellate delay573
22Televised executions589
23Clemency599
24The moratorium movement617
25International law and American exceptionalism629
26The future of the death penalty in America653

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