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Death Penalty Cases Leading U. S. Supreme Court Cases on Capital Punishment

ISBN-10: 0123820243
ISBN-13: 9780123820242
Edition: 3rd 2010
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 12/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

BARRY LATZER is Professor of Government at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a member of the Ph.D. and M.A. faculties in Criminal Justice at the Graduate School and University Center. He received a law degree (J.D.) from Fordham University (1985) and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1977). Professor Latzer is also known for his work on state constitutional law, which is the subject of two of his books, State Constitutional Criminal Law (Clark, Boardman, Callaghan, 1995), and State Constitutions and Criminal Justice (Greenwood, 1991). He has published over two dozen scholarly articles and writes a continuing series of articles for the Criminal Law Bulletin, entitled "State Constitutional Developments."

Preface
Table of Cases
Capital Punishment in America
Foundational Cases
Cruel and Unusual as Applied-Furman v. Georgia (1972)
Not Inherently Unconstitutional-Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
Mandatory Death Penalty-Woodson v. North Carolina (1976)
Mitigating Evidence-Lockett v. Ohio (1978) and Jurek v. Texas (1976)
Racial Bias-McCleskey v. Kemp (1987)
Death-Eligible Crimes and Persons
Rape and Other Nonhomicide Crimes-Coker v. Georgia (1977)
Murder-Godfrey v. Georgia (1980)
Felony-Murder-Enmund v. Florida (1982) and Tison v. Arizona (1987)
The Mentally Retarded and Juveniles-Atkins v. Virginia (2002) and Roper v. Simmons (2005)
Child Rape-Kennedy v. Louisiana (2008)
The Death Penalty Trial
Appropriate Decision Makers-Spaziano v. Florida (1984) and Ring v. Arizona (2002)
Selecting Jurors-Witherspoon v. Illinois (1968), Turner v. Murray (1986), and Uttecht v. Brown (2007)
Victim Impact Evidence-Payne v. Tennessee (1991)
The Sentencing Decision-McKoy v. North Carolina(1990) and Kansas v. Marsh
Post-Conviction Review
Ineffective Counsel-Strickland v. Washington (1984) and Williams v. Taylor (2000)
Claims of Innocence-Herrera v. Collins (1993) and Kansas v. Marsh
Execution Issues
Insane Convicts May Not Be Executed-Ford v. Wainwright (1986) and Panetti v. Quarterman (2007)
Method of Execution-Baze v. Rees (2008)
Facts and Figures on Murder and the Death Penalty
Understanding Statutory Provisions

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