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Author Smith, Christopher E.

Title The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Punishment
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Series Editor's Foreword; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; 1. The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Punishment; The Rehnquist Court's Uniqueness; Controversial Predecessors: The Warren Court; Immediate Predecessors: The Burger Court; The Rehnquist Court Era; Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist; The Retirees; The New Appointees; Continuing Holdovers from the Burger Court; Determinants of Judicial Decisions; "What They Prefer To Do"; Generational Impacts on Justices' Criminal Justice Decisions
4. Access to Justice on the Road to PunishmentThe Right to Counsel; Habeas Corpus Reform; Judicial Workload as a Motivation for Reform; Speeding the Path to Punishment; The Consequences of Limited Access; Conclusion; 5. Conclusion; References; Cases Cited; Index
Decision Making on Criminal Justice in the Rehnquist Era2. Implementing Punishment: Excessive Sentences and Prison Conditions; Historical Background; The Rehnquist Court Era; Excessive Punishments; Prison Conditions; Conclusion; 3. The Ultimate Punishment: Discretion and Discrimination in the Death Penalty; The Burger Court and the Constitutionality of Capital Punishment; Discrimination and the Value of Human Lives; Defining Eligibility for Execution; Guiding Decision Making by Juries; The Emerging Visions of Justices Scalia and Thomas; Conclusion
Summary First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135637709