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Death penalty cases : leading U.S. Supreme Court cases on capital punishment

Author: Barry Latzer; United States. Supreme Court.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Butterworth Heinemann, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A textbook which looks at the seminal death penalty cases in the United States. Excerpts from 25 different US Supreme Court cases are studied with the supporting materials that were present in order  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Latzer; United States. Supreme Court.
ISBN: 0750699396 9780750699396
OCLC Number: 462561806
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: History of the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution; homicide laws in the US; the role of the legislatures and state courts in developing the law of capital punishment; habeas corpus law; 25 death penalty-related cases.
Responsibility: Barry Latzer.

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"an excellent and sorely needed text." John Cochran, Department of Criminology, University of South Florida "an outstanding casebook-it excels." Roger McDonald, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Read more...

 
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