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Title Deadly justice : a statistical portrait of the death penalty / Frank R. Baumgartner, Marty Davidson, Kaneesha R. Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Colin P. Wilson
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Contents ""Cover""; ""Deadly Justice""; ""Copyright""; ""Table of Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. Furman, Gregg, and the Creation of the Modern Death Penalty""; ""2. The Capital Punishment Process""; ""3. Homicide in America""; ""4. Comparing Homicides with Execution Cases""; ""5. Capital-â#x80;#x8B;Eligible Crimes: Is the Death Penalty Reserved for the Worst of the Worst?""; ""6. Which Jurisdictions Execute and Which Ones Donâ#x80;#x99;t?""; ""7. How Often Are Death Sentences Overturned?""; ""8. How Long Does It Take?""
""9. How Often Are People Exonerated from Death Row?""""10. Methods of Execution""; ""11. How Often Are Executions Delayed or Canceled?""; ""12. Mental Health""; ""13. How Deep Is Public Support for the Death Penalty?""; ""14. Why Does the Death Penalty Cost So Much?""; ""15. Does the Death Penalty Deter?""; ""16. Is the Death Penalty Dying?""; ""17. Does the Modern Death Penalty Meet the Goals of Furman?""; ""Epilogue:Â How This Book Came About""; ""Notes""; ""References""
Summary Forty years and 1,400 executions after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty constitutional, eminent political scientist Frank Baumgartner and a team of younger scholars have collaborated to assess the empirical record and provide a definitive account of how the death penalty has been implemented. A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty shows that all the flaws that caused the Supreme Court to invalidate the death penalty in 1972 remain and indeed that new problems have arisen. Far from ""perfecting the mechanism"" of death, the modern system has failed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Capital punishment -- United States -- Statistics.
Capital punishment -- United States.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Baumgartner, Frank R., 1958- author
ISBN 0190841559 (electronic bk.)
9780190841553 (electronic bk.)