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NCJ Number: 118313 Find in a Library
Title: Capital Punishment 1988
Author(s): L A Greenfeld
Corporate Author: Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents information on inmates under the death sentence in 1988, court decisions pertinent to capital punishment, and State capital punishment laws.
Abstract: A chart shows the status of the death penalty in each State in 1988 and whether or not any executions occurred in 1988. Narrative information covers the number of inmates executed in 1988, the number under sentence of death, the number of death sentences vacated or commuted, and the characteristics of death row inmates. Information on 11 court cases dealing with capital punishment covers the issues in each case and the court decision. The States involved in the cases were Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Maryland, New Jersey, and Arkansas. Information on State capital punishment laws addresses statutory changes, execution method, automatic review, and minimum age. Appendixes report on the current status of all those sentenced to death from 1973 to 1988 and on Federal death penalty statutes in the U.S. Code. 3 figures, 10 tables.
Main Term(s): Capital punishment
Index Term(s): Death row inmates; Inmate characteristics; State laws
Note: From the Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin.
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