Capital Punishment: A Balanced Examination

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Law - 700 pages
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Capital Punishment: a Balanced Examination, is a balanced and comprehensive overview of capital punishment. It also probes the constitutional implications of its implementation in America, and ponders some of the hard questions concerning its applications, such as how long capital appeals take. Mandery's examination of capital punishment requires the reader to think about some basic philosophical questions, such as would you ever kill? Each chapter begins with a primer of the issue at hand, followed by the data and critical documents necessary to make an educated assessment, and ending with essays offering differing viewpoints by some of the best minds in the country, including Stephen Nathanson, Hugo Adam Bedau, Michael Radelet, Scott Turow, Carol and Jordan Steiker, and Franklin Zimring.
 

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Contents

Moral Considerations
1
Religion
23
Deterrence
41
Brutalization
65
Incapacitation
77
Cost
101
A Response
120
Constitutional Considerations
155
CapitalJuries
461
Sentencing Alternatives
493
Trial Counsel
521
Habeas Corpus and the Role of Innocence
543
Issues of Application
571
Televised Executions
589
Clemency
599
The Education of Governor Ryan The New York Times January
608

Mitigating Evidence
235
Rape and Proportionality
263
FelonyMurder
279
The Mentally Retarded
339
The Insane
363
Race
379
Victim Impact Evidence
431
The Moratorium Movement
617
International Law and American Exceptionalism
629
The Future of the Death Penalty in America
653
PerspectivesIs the Death Penalty Beyond Repair?
661
Notes and Sources
669
The Authors and Their Contributions
675
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