DeathQuest III: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.99(d)|
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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