Legal Homicide: Death as Punishment in America, 1864-1982
Northeastern University Press, 1984 - Law - 614 pages
Examines the fairness of the use of the death penalty and analyzes the effects of recent laws on the arbitrariness of capital punishment.
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PART ONE EXECUTION IN AMERICA
Executions and the Mandatory Death Penalty
Capital Punishment in Perspective
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