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NCJ Number: 66336 Find in a Library
Title: DEATH PENALTY SINCE WITHERSPOON AND FURMAN
Author(s): E H COOK
Corporate Author: Vance Bibliographies
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Vance Bibliographies
Monticello, IL 61856
Sale Source: Vance Bibliographies
P.O. Box 229
Monticello, IL 61856
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS CONCERNING THE DEATH PENALTY IS PRESENTED. ENTRIES WERE PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1967 AND 1979.
Abstract: FOR ATTORNEYS, JUDGES, LAW STUDENTS, AND OTHERS WORKING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD, CITATIONS INCLUDE LAW REVIEW ARTICLES, NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE REPORTS, AND RELATED VOLUMES. EACH ENTRY INCUDES THE AUTHOR'S NAME, WHEN GIVEN; TITLE OF THE PUBLICATION; PUBLICATION SOURCE; DATE OF PUBLICATION, AND PAGINATION. AS INDICATED BY THE ENTRY TITLES, THE IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY REMAINS A CONTROVERSIAL QUESTION. ALTHOUGH ONLY ONE EXECUTION HAS TAKEN PLACE SINCE 1967, MANY COURTS AND JURIES CONTINUE TO IMPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY. MANY OF THESE DECISIONS HAVE BEEN UPHELD BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT EVEN IF THE SENTENCE IS NOT CARRIED OUT. PUBLIC OPINION IS AS AMBIVALENT AS THE COURTS IN ITS ATTITUDE TOWARD THE DEATH PENALTY. THE SUBJECT WILL CONTINUE TO BE DEBATED EXTENSIVELY UNTIL A FINAL LEGAL DECISION IS MADE. (LWM)
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Judicial decisions; Reference materials; US Supreme Court
Note: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SERIES - BIBLIOGRAPHY P-314
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