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From the Publisher"[S]eeks to provide a concise and coherent background on constitutional freedoms as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Cruel and Unusual Punishment achieves that purpose admirably . . . Highly recommended. Public, two-year, and four-year colleges; general readers and undergraduates."
"Well written and easily accessible to students at the high school level, this title would be an excellent addition to both public and school libraries. It would be particularly useful to students preparing to debate either side of the issue."
"This compact volume delivers a balanced review of the history, development, and current status of the death penalty in America . . . Suitable for public libraries and academic libraries serving undergraduates."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
"This book discusses a wide range of issues falling under the 8th Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment, including excessive fines and the three strikes laws . . . Cruel and Unusual Punishment is recommended for public, high school, and undergraduate library collections."
American Reference Books Annual