Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

by Joseph A. Melusky, Keith A. Pesto

Hardcover(New Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313335587
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Series: Historical Guides to Controversial Issues in America Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

About the Author

Joseph A. Melusky is professor of political science at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA, where he also serves as director of the Center for the Study of Government and Law and coordinator of the Political Science and Public Administration/Government Service Programs.

Keith Alan Pesto is magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 History 1

2 Facts, Figures, and Methods of Execution 45

3 The United States Constitution and Capital Punishment 61

4 Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty 105

Appendix 1 An Annotated List of Cases: Evolving Standards of Decency and the U.S. Supreme Courts Treatment of Capital Punishment 157

Appendix 2 Capital Punishment Timeline 175

Appendix 3 Bibliography and Selected Resources 191

Index 201

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