Death Penalty Cases: Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases on Capital Punishment
Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998 - Capital punishment - 260 pages
Death Penalty Cases is a textbook studying seminal death penalty cases in the United States. It offers full but carefully edited excerpts from 22 different US Supreme Court cases, along with original supporting materials that are invaluable for a full understanding of the legal perspectives of the subject. Without taking a side of this controversial issue, this book illuminates the arguments and illustrates the cases that form the framework for the US law on the subject. The editor's keen selection of the material and the quality and extent of his commentary make this textbook a unique and superb educational tool and source of information. Barry Latzer, JD, Ph.D., is a senior Professor of Government at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he teaches courses on the death penalty, criminal justice, and criminal law. He is the author of numerous articles on criminal law and two books, State Constitutional Criminal Law and State Constitutions and Criminal Justice. Carefully edited excerpts from 22 US Supreme Court cases. Outstanding original interpretation and analysis from the author. A wealth of material on ethics and historical & legal controversies.
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Cruel and Unusual as AppliedFurman v Georgia 1972
Not Inherently UnconstitutionalGregg v Georgia 1976
Rape and the Death PenaltyCoker v Georgia 1977
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