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|Genre/Form:||Trials, litigation, etc
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Barry Latzer; United States. Supreme Court.
|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.|
"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