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The Death Penalty: America's Experience with Capital Punishment Paperback – July 2, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0195332421 ISBN-10: 0195332423 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195332423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195332421
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.7 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"All salient issues and elements of the death penalty debate are thoroughly and carefully presented. The book is comprehensive, timely, engaging, accessible, accurate, and well written."--John Cochran, University of South Florida


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Raymond Paternoster is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Office of Academic Computing Services at the University of Maryland.

Robert Brame is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina.

Sarah Bacon is Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth T. Smith on June 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
A small number of books encapsulate the contemporary issues surrounding the death penalty and this is one of the best. The first three chapters look at the development of the death penalty in America from earliest practice to the present and this is critical to understanding how we arrived at the oddly random system we have today. Section Two provides a concise constitutional history and an introduction to death penalty jurisprudence that is clear and simple enough for the layman but detailed and factual enough for the specialist. In Section Three, problems attendant to the administration of the death penalty are introduced including racial disparities, the problem of actual innocence and a series of case studies that highlight these issues. The final chapter looks at the future of the death penalty in broader context of international law and public opinion.

Death penalty issues have been moving very quickly for the past decade and I hope that the authors update this edition soon to incorporate the latest developments in the various states and the new prominence of cost issues for state legislatures. Death penalty commissions in a number of states have recommended abolition or substantial amendments to existing practice. Studies in the past few years by public and private entities have underlined the cost of the death penalty versus life without parole during a time when states are having difficulties making ends meet.

That said, this book is a very important one for students of the death penalty today.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sammy on October 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
turn the weeks into decades..
I am agaisnt death penalties except for cases of Gossip.. I would impose it on anyone who gossips

Elitist really have the lock on following the crowd and uniformity.. spinless is sysnonmous with harvard grad.. Choate Student..

Scent of a Woman right..
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