Author: Michael KronenwetterPublish On: 2001-01-01
1837 Tennessee gives juries the option of imposing lesser sentences than death
for capital crimes. Until now, death has been mandatory (required) in all states for
anyone convicted of a crime that carries the death penalty. Still shocked by the ...
Author: Michael Kronenwetter
This revised edition of a perennial bestseller, with more than 50 percent new material, is a much-needed overview of a hotly debated topic. * Primary documents including the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the death penalty; "Evangelium Vitae," Pope John Paul's encyclical letter opposing the death penalty; and the South African court opinion abolishing the death penalty * Lists of organizations in the United States and abroad, mostly devoted to the abolition of the death penalty
noted in his 1959 report on the death penalty that the preventive effect of fear of
the death penalty was disproved by the historic trend to substitute capital with
other punishments and to execute as quickly and painlessly as possible .
Author: Petra Schmidt
This book provides an overview of capital punishment in Japan in a legal, historical, social, cultural and political context. It provides new insights into the system, challenges traditional views and arguments and seeks the real reasons behind the retention of capital punishment in Japan.
The Illinois Governor's Commission Report in 2002 is a trial balloon for protracted
interruptions in execution if commutations come with the prospective reforms (
Illinois Governor's Commission on Capital Punishment 2002). One early reaction
Author: Franklin E. Zimring
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Why does the United States continue to employ the death penalty when fifty other developed democracies have abolished it? Why does capital punishment become more problematic each year? How can the death penalty conflict be resolved? In The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment, Frank Zimring reveals that the seemingly insoluble turmoil surrounding the death penalty reflects a deep and long-standing division in American values, a division that he predicts will soon bring about the end of capital punishment in our country. On the one hand, execution would seem to violate our nation's highest legal principles of fairness and due process. It sets us increasingly apart from our allies and indeed is regarded by European nations as a barbaric and particularly egregious form of American exceptionalism. On the other hand, the death penalty represents a deeply held American belief in violent social justice that sees the hangman as an agent of local control and safeguard of community values. Zimring uncovers the most troubling symptom of this attraction to vigilante justice in the lynch mob. He shows that the great majority of executions in recent decades have occurred in precisely those Southern states where lynchings were most common a hundred years ago. It is this legacy, Zimring suggests, that constitutes both the distinctive appeal of the death penalty in the United States and one of the most compelling reasons for abolishing it. Impeccably researched and engagingly written, Contradictions in American Capital Punishment casts a clear new light on America's long and troubled embrace of the death penalty.
For example, for the past several years a coalition of antideath penalty groups
has held a series of large rallies in Austin, Texas titled 'The March to Abolish the Death Penalty'.1 The marches are held on a Saturday on the grounds of the State
Author: Peter Hodgkinson
Category: Social Science
This collection asks questions about the received wisdom of the debate about capital punishment. Woven through the book, questions are asked of, and remedies proposed for, a raft of issues identified as having been overlooked in the traditional discourse. It provides a long overdue review of the disparate groups and strategies that lay claim to abolitionism. The authors argue that capital litigators should use their skills challenging the abuses not just of process, but of the conditions in which the condemned await their fate, namely prison conditions, education, leisure, visits, medical services, etc. In the aftermath of successful constitutional challenges it is the beneficiaries (arguably those who are considered successes, having been ’saved’ from the death penalty and now serving living death penalties of one sort or another) who are suffering the cruel and inhumane alternative. Part I of the book offers a selection of diverse, nuanced examinations of death penalty phenomena, scrutinizing complexities frequently omitted from the narrative of academics and activists. It offers a challenging and comprehensive analysis of issues critical to the abolition debate. Part II offers examinations of countries usually absent from academic analysis to provide an understanding of the status of the debate locally, with opportunities for wider application.
Then the executions ceased , in most cases followed by formal abolition of the
punishment some years later . Yet public opinion in these countries invariably
has opposed abolition of capital punishment when the change occurred . How
Author: Franklin E. Zimring
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Political Science
Describes social, political, and moral conditions in the United States, discusses the history of capital punishment, and examines the possibility of its being abolished
Author: Pennsylvania. General Assembly. House of Representatives. State Government CommitteePublish On: 1972
I thank you for granting me the privilege of being present to testify at this hearing
on House Bill 884 regarding the manner of inflicting capitol punishment . May I
assume that your choice of lethal gas for a current of electricity stems from your ...
Author: Pennsylvania. General Assembly. House of Representatives. State Government Committee
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Il rilurned Angered in the cuprimission of two other verdicts of guilty on all counts . capitol felonies , tu - wit the armed robbery No new evidence was presented at
the of Fred Edward Simmons and Bob Edsentencing proceeding . However , the
the Constitutionality of Capital Punishment: Rawls, Dworkin and a Theory of
Criminal Responsibility.” Syracuse Law Review 29 (1978): 1109–1174. Feinberg,
Joel. On Justifying Legal Punishment. In Carl J. Friedrich, ed. Responsibility ...
Author: Ronald Pennock
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
This, the twenty-seventh volume in the annual series of publications by the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, features a number of distinguised contributors addressing the topic of criminal justice. Part I considers "The Moral and Metaphysical Sources of the Criminal Law," with contributions by Michael S. Moore, Lawrence Rosen, and Martin Shapiro. The four chapters in Part II all relate, more or less directly, to the issue of retribution, with papers by Hugo Adam Bedau, Michael Davis, Jeffrie G. Murphy, and R. B. Brandt. In the following part, Dennis F. Thompson, Christopher D. Stone, and Susan Wolf deal with the special problem of criminal responsibility in government—one of great importance in modern society. The fourth and final part, echoing the topic of NOMOS XXIV, Ethics, Economics, and the Law, addresses the economic theory of crime. The section includes contributions by Alvin K. Klevorick, Richard A. Posner, Jules L. Coleman, and Stephen J. Schulhofer. A valuable bibiography on criminal justice by Andrew C. Blanar concludes this volume of NOMOS.
The District of Columbia ( DC ) also did not have the death penalty . As described
in Chapter 1 most of these states and DC outlawed capital punishment many
years ago : • 1853 – Wisconsin • 1887 – Maine • 1911 - Minnesota • 1957 –
Author: Kim Masters Evans
Publisher: Information Plus
"The Information Plus Reference Series" provides statistical data on 32 of today's most controversial and most studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion, capital punishment, and genetic engineering. Each title is divided into chapters that are devoted to a particular topic. The text provides a clear and comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic and is interspersed with the statistical tables, charts, and graphs. Each table is directly referred to and carefully explained in the text.
FOREWORD In 1972 and 1976 , the Supreme Court of the United States handed
down landmark decisions affecting capital punishment . It is for this reason that
the Commission staff prepared this research report to replace its 1965 publication
Author: Distinguished Teaching Professor School of Criminal Justice University at Albany New York James R AckerPublish On: 2003
The Death Penalty as a Deterrent to Murder . ” Law and Human Behavior 1 : 239-
60 . Bailey , W.C. ( 1978 ) “ Deterrence and the Death Penalty for Murder in Utah :
A TimeSeries Analysis . ” Journal of Contemporary Law 5 : 1-0 . Bailey , W.C. ...
Author: Distinguished Teaching Professor School of Criminal Justice University at Albany New York James R Acker
The second edition of America's Experiment with Capital Punishment is an updated and expanded version of the comprehensive first edition. Authored by the country's leading legal and social science scholars, it includes information concerning racial disparities in the administration of the death penalty, wrongful convictions, deterrence, the prediction of future dangerousness, jury decision-making, public opinion about the death penalty, the effects of the capital punishment process on murder victims' and offenders' relatives, death row incarceration, the costs of capital punishment, execution methods, and many other issues. New legal developments are tracked, including the Supreme Court's 2002 decisions prohibiting the execution of mentally retarded offenders (Atkins vs. Virginia) and requiring juries to find all essential facts supporting sentences of death (Ring vs. Arizona); the moratorium on executions imposed by former Illinois Governor Ryan and Ryan's ensuing commutation in January 2003 of all Illinois prisoners under sentence of death; federal habeas corpus policies; and other changes in death penalty laws and practices. Two new chapters have been added to the second edition, one by Professor Richard Wilson analyzing international laws and trends in capital punishment and their implications for the United States, and another by Professor Robert Blecker examining the theological and historical roots of the death penalty and their significance to contemporary capital punishment theory and practice. The volume, comprised of 23 individually authored chapters, remains the most current and comprehensive collection available addressing legal, empirical, political, and philosophical aspects of capital punishment in America.
... cjlf . org URL : www . cjlf . org Justice for All URL : http : / / www . jfa . net
American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project 122 Maryland Ave .
NE Washington , DC 20002 ( 202 ) 675 - 2319 E - mail : capitalpunishment ...
Author: Mei Ling Rein
Publisher: Information Plus
Provides information on capital punishment in the United States.
At the capitol building , a sprinkling of demonstrators displayed placards reading
" Stop Insitutionalized Murder " and " Love , Not Hate . ” After the hearing ,
California beatniks assembled in North Beach for a reading of save - Chessman
Kross and New York Com . to Abolish Capital Punishment chairman Nathanson .
NEW YORK TIMES 28 : 1 , February 29 , 1960 . California Senator com . kills bill
to abolish penalty ; demonstrators outside San Quentin prison , State Capitol ...
Author: Charles W. Triche
Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated
Flint , Jerry M . " States on Move : Half of Legislatures Considering Bills on
Capital Offenses . " New York Times , March 11 , 1973 . Galliher , John F . ,
Gregory Ray , and Brent Cook . " Abolition and Reinstatement of Capital Punishment During ...
Author: Professor Cynthia Morris
A breakthrough collection of key documents in the history of the capital punishment debate in the United States.
Preface On most Wednesdays at noon , I join a number of friends at the Idaho
State Capitol Building , to vigil against the death penalty . We stand quietly for an
hour , to show that we oppose the state ' s use of capital punishment . A couple of
Author: Gardner C. Hanks
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
"This book goes beyond proof-text arguments to examine biblical statements about capital punishment in their historical contexts and for present meaning. Does the use of capital punishment in the USA meet Old Testament standards for fairness? How did Jesus and the early church extend God's love in restorative justice? Hanks convincingly shows that the use of the death penalty is not consistent with Jesus' call for love and forgiveness." --from back cover.
CASE LAW : The Play's The Thing CHAPTER II Judge 1 : I keep worrying about
the decision we made on capital punishment ... every so often I think there may
be something - about putting an obviously sick human being in the electric chair .
On 7 July 1865 , the four were taken from the cells at the Old Capitol Prison in
Washington , DC , into the sweltering summer heat to the gallows , and hanged .
Surratt , the oldest , was 42 years old . Today , the names of all but Surratt and
Author: Mike Dixon-kennedy
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Entries trace the history of capital punishment, describe methods of execution, and identify critics, supporters, and victims of capital punishment
A curious example of imputed crime and its penal consequences is seen in the
Roman custom of celebrating the anniversary of the preservation of the Capitol
from the night - attack of the Gauls , not only by paying honour to the descendants