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DeathQuest : An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States

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This fifth edition of the first true textbook on the death penalty engages the reader with a full account of the arguments and issues surrounding capital punishment. The book begins with the history of the death penalty from colonial to modern times, and then examines the moral and legal arguments for and against capital punishment. It also provides an overview of major Supreme Court decisions and describes the legal process behind the death penalty. In addressing these issues, the author reviews recent developments in death penalty law and procedure, including ramifications of newer case law, such as that regarding using lethal injection as a method of execution. The author’s motivation has been to understand what motivates the "deathquest" of the American people, leading a large percentage of the public to support the death penalty. The book educates readers so that whatever their death penalty positions are, they are informed opinions.

Number of Pages: 569
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Robert M. Bohm
Language: English
Street Date: October 24, 2016
TCIN: 51703425
UPC: 9781138671638
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-5807

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