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TitleDeathQuest : an introduction to the theory and practice of capital punishment in the United States
Author Robert M. Bohm
ImprintNew York : Routledge, ©2017
Edition Fifth edition
Descript xxiv, 569 pages. ; 24 cm


History of the death penalty in the United States: the pre-modern period: The death penalty in colonial times ; The death penalty in the nineteenth century ; The death penalty in the first half of the twentieth century ; The death penalty from 1950 to the mid-1960s -- Capital punishment and the Supreme Court: the pre-modern period --The challenge to capital punishment's legality -- Capital punishment and the Supreme Court: the modern period: The constitutioality of death penalty statues ; What crimes are capital -- Death penalty at the federal level, in the military, and globally -- Cruel and unusual punishment, death row, and methods of execution -- General deterrence and the death penalty -- Future dangerousness, incapacitation, and economic costs of capital punishment -- Miscarriages of justice and the death penalty -- Arbitrariness and discrimination in the administration of the death penalty -- Retribution, religion, and capital punishment -- American death penalty opinion

Capital punishment -- United States

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