* Provides the most recent case material--no need to supplement. * Topical organization of cases provides a more logical organization for structuring a course. * Co-authors with different perspectives on the death penalty assures complete impartiality of the material. * Provides the necessary historical background, a clear explanation of the current capital case process, and an impartial description of the controversies surrounding the death penalty * Provides the latest statistics relevant to discussions on the death penalty. * Clearly explains the different ways in which the states process death penalty cases, with excerpts of the most relevant statutes.
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Death Penalty Cases presents significant verbatim excerpts of death-penalty decisions from the United States Supreme Court. The first chapter introduces the topics discussed throughout the book. It also includes a detailed history of the death penalty in the United States. After this introduction, the remaining eighteen chapters are di...
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Law and the IssuesHistory of Capital Punishment History of the Eighth Amendment Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty Stages of a Capital Case
Section I: Foundational Cases
Chapter 2: Cruel and Unusual as Applied:Furman v. GeorgiaChapter 3: Not Inherently Unconstitutional:Gregg v. GeorgiaChapter 4: Mandatory Death Penalty:Woodson v. North CarolinaChapter 5: Mitigating Evidence:Lockett v. Ohio, Jurek v. Texas, Note on Penry and later Texas casesChapter 6: Racial Bias:McCleskey v. KempSection II: Death-Eligible Crimes and PersonsChapter 7: Rape:Coker v. GeorgiaChapter 8: Murder:Godfrey v. GeorgiaChapter 9: Felony-Murder:Enmund v. Florida, Tison v. ArizonaChapter 10: The Mentally Retarded and Juveniles:Atkins v. Virginia, Roper v. SimmonsChapter 11: Child Rape:Kennedy v. LouisianaSection III: The Death Penalty TrialChapter 12: Appropriate Decisionmakers:Spaziano v. Florida, Ring v. ArizonaChapter 13: Selecting Jurors:Witherspoon v. Illinois, Turner v. Murray, Uttecht v. BrownChapter 14: Victim Impact Evidence:Payne v. TennesseeChapter 15: The Sentencing Decision:McKoy v. North Carolina, Kansas v. Marsh
Section IV: Post-Conviction ReviewChapter 16: Ineffective Counsel:Strickland v. Washington, Williams v. TaylorChapter 17: Claims of Innocence:Herrera v. Collins, Kansas v. MarshSection V: Execution IssuesChapter 18: Mental Illness at Execution:Ford v. Wainwright, Panetti v. QuartermanChapter 19: Method of Execution:Baze v. ReesAppendix A:Facts and Figures on Murder and the Death PenaltyAppendix B:Selected Death Penalty Statutes