This balanced approach to legal precedent and moral argument regarding the death penalty presents the evidence so readers can reach their own informed conclusions.
• 15 black-and-white photos
• Excerpts from legal documents, court decisions, and statistical and survey data
|Series:||Historical Guides to Controversial Issues in America Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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
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