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The Death Penalty

John Hanley

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter first examines the nature of public opinion on capital punishment before the Supreme Court's decision in Furman v. Georgia (1972), the case in which the corpus of state death penalty ... More


The Beginning of the End?

Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the prospects for the abolition of death penalty in the United States. It considers the process through which abolition will occur and explains why this process will differ from ... More


Into the Courthouse: The 1970s Abolition Strategy

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Capital defense attorneys continued their litigation-oriented death penalty abolition strategy into the early 1970s, eventually winning a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court in Furman v. Georgia. ... More


An Emotional Craving: The Revival of the Death Penalty in North Carolina, 1961–1984

Seth Kotch

in Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649870
eISBN:
9781469649894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649870.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the death penalty was falling out of use in North Carolina, the civil rights movement was underway. In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty as practiced was ... More


History of Mitigation of Punishment

José B. Ashford and Melissa Kupferberg

in Death Penalty Mitigation: A Handbook for Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, Social Scientists, and Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195329469
eISBN:
9780199367603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329469.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter provides an overview of the history of mitigation in criminal sentencing. It also considers the current legal landscape in the field of capital mitigation. The discussions cover the ... More


“The Respect Which Is Due Them as Men”: The Rise of Retribution in a Polarizing Nation

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For different reasons than those of their conservative counterparts, many on the left had also grown increasingly wary of social engineering over the course of the 1960s. By the 1970s, a civil ... More


Capital Punishment

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

in America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Supreme Court cases that were filed in Texas over the issue of capital punishment. When it comes to executions, Texas leads the nation by a wide margin. Between 1997 and 2000, ... More


The Middle District and the War on Crime, 1968–1976

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapters covers the federal government’s “War on Crime” as initiated by the Johnson and continued by the Nixon Administration. The chapter also introduces the Nixon-Ford appointments to the ... More


Doing Death in Texas: Studying Jurors in the “Death Penalty State”

Robin Conley

in Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the cultural and social context in which the research was conducted. First, it outlines the death penalty trial system in Texas since Furman v. Georgia (1972), comparing it to ... More


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