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The Death penalty in America / edited by Hugo Adam Bedau.


3rd ed.. New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
ISBN 0195029879, 0195029860

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Other Authors Bedau, Hugo Adam.
Subjects Capital punishment -- United States.
Capital punishment.
Direito Penal.
Todesstrafe.
USA.
United States.
Description xiii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-406) and index.
Summary A study of capital punishment issues, including American attitudes, deterence problems, and discussions for and against the death penalty.
Contents 1. Background and developments -- 2. The laws, the crimes, and the executions. Offenses punishable by death -- Volume and rate of murder -- The death sentence and executions -- 3. American attitudes toward the death penalty. Research on attitudes toward capital punishment / Neil Vidmar and Phoebe C. Ellsworth -- Recent survey research data on the death penalty -- 4. Deterrence : problems, doctrines, and evidence. Preventive effects of capital punishment other than deterrence / Jack P. Gibbs -- The deterrent effect of the death penalty : facts volume faith / Hans Zeisel -- The deterrent effect of capital punishment : an assessment of the evidence / Lawrence R. Klein, Brian Forst, and Victor Filatov -- The deterrent effect of the death penalty upon prison murder / Wendy Phillips Wolfson -- Recidivism, parole, and deterrence -- Terrorism and the death penalty / Thomas Perry Thornton.
5. Criminal justice and the capital offender. Racial discrimination, rape, and the death penalty / Marvin E. Wolfgang and Marc Riedel -- Racial discrimination and criminal homicide under post-Furman capital statutes / William J. Bowers and Glenn L. Pierce -- Spenkelink's last appeal / Ramsey Clark -- Miscarriages of justice and the death penalty -- The cost of the death penalty / Barry Nakell -- 6. Is the death penalty "cruel and unusual" punishment? Most death penalties are unconstitutional : Furman volume Georgia (1972) -- The death penalty is not per se unconstitutional : Gregg volume Georgia (1976) -- Mandatory death penalties for murder are unconstitutional : Woodson volume North Carolina (1976) -- The mandatory death penalty for killing a police officer : Harry Roberts volume Louisiana (1977) -- The death penalty for rape : Coker volume Georgia (1977).
7. For the death penalty. On behalf of the death penalty / Glen D. King -- Capital punishment as a matter of legislative policy / Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate -- Statement on the constitutionality of a proposed federal death penalty / Mary C. Lawton -- In defense of the death penalty : a practical and moral analysis / Ernest van den Haag -- The morality of anger / Walter Berns -- 8. Against the death penalty : Capital punishment / Anthony G. Amsterdam -- Death sentences and our criminal justice system / Charles L. Black, Jr. -- In opposition to death penalty legislation / Henry Schwarzschild -- A Christian perspective / John Howard Yoder -- Proposal for a Presidential Commission on the death penalty in the United States of America / Amnesty International.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7577342
(OCoLC)ocm07577342
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