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Capital punishment

Author: Raphael Goldman; Ann Chih Lin
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2002.
Series: CQ's vital issues series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book covers capital punishment in the United States, an issue that has been increasingly in the news since the late 1980s, when anti-crime and anti-drug legislation saw a flurry of activity. States such as Texas and Arizona have created an international outcry over their executions. Recent widespread media coverage of the reassessment of the fairness of the death penalty has continued to flourish both within
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Goldman, Raphael.
Capital punishment.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)605314126
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Goldman; Ann Chih Lin
ISBN: 1568026587 9781568026589 1568026579 9781568026572
OCLC Number: 48144433
Description: ix, 286 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The issues --
Background --
Current situation --
Outlook --
The Untied States Supreme Court and the constitutionality of capital punishment --
The jurisdictions: capital punishment laws --
Application of capital punishment policy --
Arguments about capital punishment --
Important abolitionist organizations and individuals --
Important retentionist groups and individuals --
Important governmental actors --
The international trend --
The U.S. trend --
International criticism of U.S. death penalty policies --
Collaboration between international and national abolitionists --
The United States' response to international criticism --
Appendix: Further research and chronology --
Facts, policies, and commentary --
Encyclopedia araticles: Capital punishment ; International Bill of Human Rights ; Universal Declaration of Human Rights --
Primary documents: Fact sheet: the International Bill of Human Rights --
UN Report on the use of the death penalty in the United States --
Selected Supreme Court cases.
Series Title: CQ's vital issues series.
Responsibility: Ann Chih Lin, editor ; Raphael Goldman, author.

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