DeathQuest III: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States / Edition 3

DeathQuest III: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States / Edition 3

by Taylor and Francis
ISBN-10:
1593453159
ISBN-13:
9781593453152
Pub. Date:
03/01/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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DeathQuest III: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States / Edition 3

The first true textbook on the death penalty, this text provides an exhaustive introduction, starting with its history and taking the reader through the facts, issues, opinions and controversies surrounding capital punishment. The author’s motivation has been to understand what motivates the "deathquest" of the American people, leading a large percentage of the public to support the death penalty. The book will educate readers so that whatever their death penalty opinions are, they are informed ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593453152
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 475
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Robert M. Bohm is a professor at the University of Central Florida Department of Criminal Justice. A prolific author and speaker, Professor Bohm’s work has appeared in numerous publications. He is a frequent presenter and speaker at meetings and seminars of a variety of professional associations, including the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Southern Criminal Justice Association. Professor Bohm is a past-president (1992-93) and Fellow (1999) of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, from which he has also received the Founder’s Award (2001) and the Bruce Smith, Sr. Award (2008).

Table of Contents

1. History of the Death Penalty in the United States: The Pre– Furman Period (1608–1972) 2. Capital Punishment and the Supreme Court 3. The Death Penalty at the Federal Level, in the Military, and Globally 4. Methods of Execution 5. General Deterrence and the Death Penalty 6. Incapacitation and Economic Costs of Capital Punishment 7. Miscarriages of Justice and the Death Penalty 8. Arbitrariness and Discrimination in the Administration of the Death Penalty 9. Retribution, Religion, and Capital Punishment 10. American Death Penalty Opinion

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