Death Penalty Cases, Second Edition
- Publish Date: 2002-11-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Barry Latzer JD Ph.D.
Death Penalty Cases provides an unbiased collection of seminal death penalty cases in the United States. It offers full but carefully edited excerpts from 25 different US Supreme Court cases along with helpful introductory materials specially prepared by the editor. It also includes the latest statistical data on capital punishment [and a useful sampling of death penalty statutes]. Together, this material is invaluable for a full understanding of this fascinating subject.
Without taking sides on this controversial issue, the author illuminates the arguments and presents the cases that form the framework for US law on capital punishment. The keen selection of the material and the quality and extent of the commentary make this unique textbook a superb resource and an outstanding educational tool.
* Carefully edited excerpts from 25 landmark US Supreme Court cases
* Outstanding original interpretation and analysis from the author
* A wealth of impartial material on ethics and historical controversies