Capital Punishment, 2016 Edition

  • Series Name: Information Plus Reference Series
  • Kim Masters Evans
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  • ISBN-10: 1573026662
  • ISBN-13: 9781573026666
  • DDC: 364.66
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • Shipping Weight: .92 lbs ( .42 kgs)
  • 178 Pages | Print | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012
  • © 2016 | Published



Information Plus: Capital Punishment provides users with up-to-date statistics and information from numerous authoritative resources all in one volume. The text provides clear and comprehensive summary of the data, which is also vividly illustrated through tables, charts, and graphs.

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  • Materials, including tables and statistics, are fully updated and include the most up-to-date research, legislation, and more on the subject.
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Table of Contents

1. A Continuing Conflict: A History of Capital Punishment in the United States.
2. Supreme Court Rulings I: Constitutionality of the Death Penalty, Guidelines for Judges and Juries, Jury Selection, and Sentencing Procedures.
3. Supreme Court Rulings II: Circumstances That Do and Do Not Warrant the Death Penalty, Right to Effective Counsel, Appeals Based on New Evidence, and Constitutionality of Execution Methods.
4. Supreme Court Rulings III: Mitigating Circumstances, Youth, Insanity, Mental Retardation, the Admissibility of Victim Impact Statements, and the Influence of Race in Capital Cases.
5. Death Penalty Laws: State, Federal, and U.S. Military.
6. Statistics: Death Sentences, Capital Case Costs, and Executions.
7. Issues of Fairness.
8. Exonerations and Moratoriums.
9. Public Attitudes toward Capital Punishment.
10. Capital Punishment around the World.
11. The Debate: Capital Punishment Should Be Maintained.
12. The Debate: Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished.
Important Names and Addresses.