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The death of the American death penalty : states still leading the way /

This work is a study of state-level developments regarding the death penalty. The death penalty has largely disappeared as a national legislative issue and the Supreme Court has mainly bowed out, leaving the states at the cutting edge of abolition politics. This guide presents and explains the chan...

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Main Author: Koch, Larry Wayne, 1946-
Other Authors: Wark, Colin, Galliher, John F.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Abolition. Death penalty debates in traditional abolitionist jurisdictions
  • The New York State death penalty debate
  • The abolition of capital punishment in New Jersey
  • The abolition of capital punishment in New Mexico
  • The abolition of capital punishment in Illinois.
  • Quasi-Abolition. The recurring life and death of death penalty legislation in Kansas
  • Recent death penalty abolition near misses in New England: New Hampshire and Connecticut
  • Recent abolition near misses: Nebraska and Maryland
  • De facto abolition states.
  • The South. Opposition to capital punishment in the South and Texas
  • The death penalty on a downhill slope.