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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Virgina Leigh Hatch; Anthony Walsh
|Description:||xiv, 352 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Why do we punish : the origin and purpose of punishment --
History of the death penalty in the United States : past and present --
The foundational cases : Furman to Stanford --
The foundational cases : Atkins to Baze --
The death penalty and public opinion --
Methods of execution --
Deterrence and the death penalty --
The death penalty and special populations : race, gender, age, and mental capacity --
Modern science and the death penalty --
Wrongful convictions and the death penalty --
The financial burden of the death penalty and other collateral costs --
The death penalty : the federal, military, and international perspective.
|Responsibility:||Virgina Leigh Hatch, Boise State University, Anthony Walsh, Boise State University.|
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