Challenging Capital Punishment: Legal and Social Science Approaches / Edition 1

Challenging Capital Punishment: Legal and Social Science Approaches / Edition 1

by Kenneth C. Haas, James A. Inciardi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803929102

ISBN-13: 9780803929104

Pub. Date: 08/01/1988

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In Challenging Capital Punishment, Haas and Inciardi reveal the persistence of myth and misinformation in the death penalty debate. They suggest that the debate needs to be based on scholarly analysis and scientific scrutiny. They therefore bring together social scientists and legal scholars who assess the validity of objections to the death penalty.

Overview

In Challenging Capital Punishment, Haas and Inciardi reveal the persistence of myth and misinformation in the death penalty debate. They suggest that the debate needs to be based on scholarly analysis and scientific scrutiny. They therefore bring together social scientists and legal scholars who assess the validity of objections to the death penalty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803929104
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/01/1988
Series:
SAGE Criminal Justice System Annuals Series , #24
Pages:
304

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Table of Contents

Lingering Doubts About a Popular Punishment - K C Haas and J A Inciardi
The Justice of the Death Penalty in an Unjust World - J Reiman
The Effect of Executions is Brutalization, Not Deterrence - W J Bowers
Fallibility and Finality - M L Radelet and H A Bedau
Type II Errors and Capital Punishment
Racial Considerations in Capital Punishment - R Paternoster and A Kazyaka
The Failure of Evenhanded Justice
Death By Jury - V P Hans
Unpleasant Facts - P C Ellsworth
The Supreme Court's Response to Empirical Research on Capital Punishment
A Case Study of the Misuse of Social Science in Capital Punishment Cases - D D Dorin
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Finding of Racial Discrimination in Watson (1980)
Imposing the Death Penalty on Children - V L Streib
Death Row - Hope for the Future - J L Carroll

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