The History of Issues - The Death Penalty by Jean Alicia Elster

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social Problems (General) (Young Adult),
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12),
  • Law & Crime,
  • Capital punishment,
  • History,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatBoard book
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10604386M
ISBN 100737719125
ISBN 109780737719123
OCLC/WorldCa54400190

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As of Augusttwo-thirds of the world’s countries have abolished the death penalty. Here, for the first time, we have a comprehensive account of the death penalty in the United States. Stuart Banner tells the story of dramatic changes, over four centuries, in the ways capital punishment has been administered and experienced.

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He tracks the attempts to reform and sanitize the administration of death in a state as dedicated to its image as it was to rigid racial hierarchies.

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Poll: Majority Favor Life in Prison Over Death. While support for life in prison has grown, a majority of Republicans still believe the death penalty is an appropriate punishment.

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After this introduction, the remaining eighteen chapters are divided into five parts: Foundational Cases, Death-Eligible Crimes and Persons, The Death Penalty Trial, Post-Conviction Review, and Execution Issues.

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