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Author Bedau, Hugo Adam
Title The Death Penalty in America : Current Controversies
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 1994
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Note Cover -- CONTENTS -- TABLES -- FIGURES -- 1 Background and Developments -- Part I: The Laws, the Crimes, and the Executions -- 2 Offenses Punishable by Death -- 3 Proposed State Death Penalty Legislation, 1994 -- 4 Criminal Homicide -- 5 Death Row Prisoners -- 6 The Status of the Death Penalty Worldwide -- Part II: The Controversy over Public Support for the Death Penalty: The Death Penalty versus Life Imprisonment -- 7 Hardening of the Attitudes: Americans' Views on the Death Penalty -- 8 Sentencing for Life: Americans Embrace Alternatives to the Death Penalty -- Part III: The Controversy over Deterrence and Incapacitation -- 9 Murder, Capital Punishment, and Deterrence: A Review of the Literature -- 10 A National Study of the Furman-Commuted Inmates: Assessing the Threat to Society from Capital Offenders -- 11 Prison Homicides, Recidivist Murder, and Life Imprisonment -- Part IV: The Controversy over Constitutionality -- 12 Furman v. Georgia, 1972: The Death Penalty as Administered Is Unconstitutional -- 13 Gregg v. Georgia, 1976: The Death Penalty Is Not Per Se Unconstitutional -- 14 Woodson v. North Carolina, 1976: Mandatory Death Penalties Are Unconstitutional -- 15 Coker v. Georgia, 1977: The Death Penalty for Rape Is Unconstitutional -- 16 Constitutional Interpretation, History, and the Death Penalty -- 17 Why the Death Penalty Is a Cruel and Unusual Punishment -- 18 Habeas Corpus and Other Constitutional Controversies -- 19 International Human Rights Law and the Death Penalty in America -- Part V: The Controversy over Race and Class -- 20 McCleskey v. Kemp, 1987: A Racially Disproportionate Death Penalty System Is Not Unconstitutional -- 21 Death Penalty Sentencing: Research Indicates Pattern of Racial Disparities -- 22 Counsel for the Poor: The Death Sentence Not for the Worst Crime but for the Worst Lawyer
Part VI: Controversies from Prosecution to Execution -- 23 "A Good Murder -- 24 How American Juries Decide Death Penalty Cases: The Capital Jury Project -- 25 Innocence and the Death Penalty: Assessing the Danger of Mistaken Executions -- 26 An Appeal for Clemency: The Case of Harold Lament Otey -- 27 To See or Not to See: Televising Executions -- 28 Witness to Another Execution -- 29 Millions Misspent: What Politicians Don't Say About the High Costs of the Death Penalty -- Part VII: The Death Penalty: For and Against -- 30 The New Testament and Moral Arguments for Capital Punishment -- 31 Noah's Covenant, the New Testament, and Christian Social Order -- 32 The Death Penalty Once More -- 33 A Reply to van den Haag -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- TABLE OF CASES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Bedau, the leading authority on the endlessly complex topic of capital punishment, delivers a revision of his celebrated 1982 edition, which the New York Times called the most complete, well-edited and comprehensive collection of readings on the pros and cons of the death penalty. Featuring 40 new essays and updated statistical and research data, this landmark volume offers the most authoritative perspectives on this divisive issue
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bedau, Hugo Adam The Death Penalty in America : Current Controversies Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c1994 9780195122862
Subject Capital punishment -- United States
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