Death Penalty Cases: Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases on Capital Punishment / Edition 2

Death Penalty Cases: Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases on Capital Punishment / Edition 2

by Barry Latzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750675942

ISBN-13: 9780750675949

Pub. Date: 11/29/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Death Penalty Cases provides an unbiased collection of seminal death penalty cases in the United States. It offers full but carefully edited excerpts from 25 different US Supreme Court cases along with helpful introductory materials specially prepared by the editor. It also includes the latest statistical data on capital punishment [and a useful sampling of death

Overview

Death Penalty Cases provides an unbiased collection of seminal death penalty cases in the United States. It offers full but carefully edited excerpts from 25 different US Supreme Court cases along with helpful introductory materials specially prepared by the editor. It also includes the latest statistical data on capital punishment [and a useful sampling of death penalty statutes]. Together, this material is invaluable for a full understanding of this fascinating subject.

Without taking sides on this controversial issue, the author illuminates the arguments and presents the cases that form the framework for US law on capital punishment. The keen selection of the material and the quality and extent of the commentary make this unique textbook a superb resource and an outstanding educational tool.

• Carefully edited excerpts from 25 landmark US Supreme Court cases
• Outstanding original interpretation and analysis from the author
• A wealth of impartial material on ethics and historical controversies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750675949
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/29/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Capital Punishment: The Law and the Issues
Ch. 2 Cruel and Unusual as Applied — Furman V. Georgia (1972)
Ch. 3 Not Inherently Unconstitutional — Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
Ch. 4 Texas Death Penalty Procedures — Jurek v. Texas (1976)
Ch. 5 Rape and the Death Penalty—Coker v. Georgia (1977)
Ch. 6 Mandatory Death Penalty—Woodson v. North Carolina (1976)
Ch. 7 "Mandatory" Death Statutes — Blystone v. Pennsylvania (1990)
Ch. 8 Vague Aggravating Factors — Godfrey v. Georgia (1980)
Ch. 9 Mitigating Evidence — Lockett v. Ohio (1978);
Ch. 10 Jury Unanimity on Mitigating Evidence — McKoy v. North Carolina (1990)
Ch. 11 Murder Defendants Who Did Not Kill (I) — Enmund v. Florida (1982)
Ch. 12 Murder Defendants Who Did Not Kill (II)—Tison v. Arizona (1987)
Ch. 13 Jurors Opposed to Capital Punishment—Witherspoon v. Illinois (1968)
Ch. 14 Selecting the "Death-Qualified" Jury — Lockhart v. McCree (1986)
Ch. 15 Selecting an Unbiased Jury — Turner v. Murray (1986)
Ch. 16 Victim Impact Evidence — Payne v. Tennessee (1991)
Ch. 17 Jury Instructions On Parole-Ineligibility — Simmons v. South Carolina (1994)
Ch. 18 The Right to Effective Counsel — Burger v. Kemp (1987)
Ch. 19 Capital Sentencing by Judges — Spaziano v. Florida (1984)
Ch. 20 Proportional Sentencing Review — Pulley v. Harris (1984)
Ch. 21 Death Sentences and Double Jeopardy — Arizona v. Rumsey (1984)
Ch. 22 Juveniles May Be Executed — Stanford v. Kentucky (1989)
Ch. 23 Insane Convicts May Not Be Executed — Ford v. Wainwright (1986)
Ch. 24 The Mentally Retarded May Not Be Executed —Atkins v. Virginia (2002)
Ch. 25 Race Discrimination and Capital Punishment — McCleskey v. Kemp (1987)
Ch. 26 "Innocence" And Federal Habeas Corpus — Herrera v. Collins (1993)
Appendix A: Facts and Figures on Murder and the Death Penalty
Appendix B: Selected Death Penalty Statutes

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