Capital punishment / Kim Masters Evans.
Contributor(s): Gale Group.Material type: TextSeries: Gale virtual reference library.Information Plus reference series: Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, Cengage Learning, Copyright date: ©2016Edition: 2016 edition.Description: 1 online resource (viii, 169 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781573026604.Subject(s): Capital punishment -- United States | Capital punishment -- United States -- Statistics | Capital punishment -- United States -- History | Criminal law -- United States | Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States | Capital punishment -- United States -- Public opinion | Executions and executionersDDC classification: 364.660973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
chapter 1. A continuing conflict : a history of capital punishment in the United States -- chapter 2. Capital crimes, trials, and sentencing -- chapter 3. The appeals process and other postsentencing practices -- chapter 4. Execution methods -- chapter 5. Cost considerations -- chapter 6. Statistics : death sentences and executions -- chapter 7. Issues of fairness -- chapter 8. Exonerations and moratoriums -- chapter 9. Public attitudes toward capital punishment -- chapter 10. Capital punishment around the world -- chapter 11. The debate : capital punishment should be abolished -- chapter 12. The debate : capital punishment should be maintained.
Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.