Death Penalty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

Death Penalty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

by Gary P. Gershman
     
 

ISBN-10: 185109606X

ISBN-13: 9781851096060

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Death Penalty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents sifts through the rhetoric, politics, and emotion that characterize one of the most highly discussed, yet least understood issues facing the United States today. Placing the death penalty in a historical perspective with an emphasis on the last 50 years, this case-driven volume explains

Overview

Death Penalty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents sifts through the rhetoric, politics, and emotion that characterize one of the most highly discussed, yet least understood issues facing the United States today. Placing the death penalty in a historical perspective with an emphasis on the last 50 years, this case-driven volume explains the legal theory that has perpetuated it and the judicial reasoning, both pro and con, behind such landmark Supreme Court cases as Furman v. Georgia and The United States of America v. Alan Quinones.

From the first Massachusetts Bay Colony execution and the inventions of the electric chair and gas chamber to DNA testing of inmates, readers will learn how and why capital punishment continues to be so controversial.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851096060
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Series:
On Trial Series
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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