TITLE

LESSONS FOR LAW REFORM FROM THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

AUTHOR(S)
STEIKER, CAROL S.; STEIKER, JORDAN M.
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Southern California Law Review;Mar2014, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p733
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses American law reform efforts in relation to the nation's capital punishment laws as of March 2014, focusing on the claim that the U.S. is the only Western democracy that still retains a death penalty punishment. America's rule-of-law values, alleged racial disparities in the distribution of death sentences, and the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the death penalty-related legal case Furman v. Georgia are mentioned. The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is examined.
ACCESSION #
96585077

 

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