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Capital punishment : cruel and unusual?

Author: Mei Ling Rein; Gale Group.; Information Plus (Firm : Wylie, Tex.)
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Group, ©2004.
Series: Information series on current topics.; Information Plus reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2004 edView all editions and formats
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Discusses capital punishment including its history in the United States, Supreme Court rulings, and public attitudes.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mei Ling Rein; Gale Group.; Information Plus (Firm : Wylie, Tex.)
ISBN: 0787675180 9780787675189
OCLC Number: 55659327
Notes: Formerly published by: Information Plus.
Description: ix, 131 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: A continuing conflict : a history of capital punishment in America --
Supreme Court rulings : cruel and unusual? --
Legal decisions : circumstances, right to counsel, evidence, and victim impact statements --
Legal decisions : youth, insanity, mental retardation, race, methods of execution, and habeas corpus review under the Antiterrorism Act --
Death penalty statutes and methods --
Executions : historical statistics --
Under sentence of death --
Public attitudes toward capital punishment --
Capital punishment around the world --
The debate : capital punishment should be maintained --
The debate : capital punishment should be abolished.
Series Title: Information series on current topics.; Information Plus reference series.
Responsibility: Mei Ling Rein.

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Discusses capital punishment including its history in the United States, Supreme Court rulings, and public attitudes.

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