Cases and Materials on the Death Penalty

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Author: Nina Rivkind,Steven Shatz,Justin Marceau,Sam Kamin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634590419

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 1125

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On this fourth edition, Nina Rivkind and Steve Shatz, the authors of the previous editions, are joined by two co-authors with extensive death penalty law experience: Sam Kamin and Justin Marceau, professors at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This edition includes eight principal cases decided since the third edition, including Cullen v. Pinholster, the Supreme Court's leading case on the scope of federal habeas corpus and Glossip v. Gross, the Court's latest decision on execution methods, one that produced a debate among four justices about the constitutionality of the death penalty itself. All notes have been updated to reflect recent case and non-case developments concerning the death penalty, and material has been added on the perspectives of victims' families and prison officials. This casebook is a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the Supreme Court's death penalty jurisprudence. Part I contains background information about the death penalty and the Court's seminal cases. Part II addresses constitutional challenges to various aspects of death penalty schemes. Part III considers the litigation of a capital case by examining the Court's constitutional decisions regarding the process as a whole and the penalty phase, in particular. Part IV covers issues arising after the death judgment, specifically, those arising on federal habeas corpus review of the death judgment and those concerning the execution itself. Part V reconsiders the death penalty in light of international norms and from the perspectives of victims' families, prison officials who administer the death penalty, and reformers.

Christine de Pizan

das Leben einer aussergewöhnlichen Frau und Schriftstellerin im Mittelalter

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Author: Régine Pernoud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423306317

Category:

Page: 180

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Death Penalty on Trial

A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

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Author: Gary P. Gershman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 185109606X

Category: Law

Page: 265

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An extensive survey of the pros and cons, evolution, and current issues surrounding one of the hottest topics in today's social debates.

Cases and Materials on Criminal Law + Casebookplus

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Author: Joshua Dressler,Stephen Garvey

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634601658

Category:

Page: N.A

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As a part of our CasebookPlus offering, you'll receive the print book along with lifetime digital access to the eBook. Additionally you'll receive the Learning Library which includes quizzes tied specifically to your book, and outline starter and digital access to leading study aids in that subject and the Gilbert Law Dictionary. This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." The Seventh Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore. New Power Points have been added to the casebook companion website.

American Constitutional Law

Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

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Author: Donald P. Kommers,John E. Finn,Gary J. Jacobsohn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742526884

Category: Political Science

Page: 1095

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A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be and is nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law: Volume 1 Governmental Powers and Democracy, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts tradition from which it emerges, it goes beyond the facts and rulings of the great cases in American constitutional law to engage important issues of political theory and the nature of our constitutional democracy. Although the focus is on American constitutional law, Kommers, Finn, and Jacobsohn break new ground by incorporating comparative materials that enrich the study of the American Constitution by challenging the reader to assess American constitutional values in light of other traditions and understandings of constitutional governance. In an era of constitutional globalization, this new edition of a distinguished text is essential to an appreciation of tradition and diversity.Volume 1 focuses on governmental structures and relationships and includes a new chapter on elections and political representation.

Criminology: Theories, Patterns and Typologies

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Author: Larry J. Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514918

Category: Education

Page: 640

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The bestselling text on the market -- now in its thirteenth edition -- CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) cover some of the hottest issues in the field today: ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the thirteenth edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Furman V. Georgia

Debating the Death Penalty

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Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761425830

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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Discusses the historical use of capital punishement, details the court case of Furman v. Georgia, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was cruel and unusual punishment, and describes the legacy of the case.

Comparative Constitutionalism

Cases and Materials

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Author: Michel Rosenfeld,András Sajó,Susanne Baer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1609

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This law school casebook examines how the vast increase in international movements of people, capital, goods, ideas and information affect politics in and beyond nation-states, The rule of law and separation of powers, and fundamental rights. it contains case excerpts from at least 40 countries in all continents, examining the assumptions, choices and trade-offs, strategies and effects of decisions from constitutional courts and human rights tribunals in different legal systems and political contexts. it discusses different theories of constitutionalism and how constitutional democracies address similar issues, In different institutional settings. The second edition newly covers the controversy concerning citations to foreign authorities in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, As well as cases arising out of the war on terrorism, including torture. In particular, there is new material on dignity, gay marriage, data protection, pornography, religious diversity, and developments in social welfare.

Helter Skelter

Die wahre Geschichte des Serienmörders Charles Manson

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Author: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959718683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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Im Sommer 1969 erschüttert eine Reihe bestialischer Morde Los Angeles und die USA. Sharon Tate, die schwangere Ehefrau von Roman Polanski, ist eines der sieben Opfer des Serienmörders Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi war leitender Staatsanwalt in diesem spektakulären Fall. In seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch berichtet er, wie es ihm in minutiöser Detektivarbeit gelang, Charles Manson und seine ihm blind ergebene Hippie-Kommune für das Massaker hinter Gitter zu bringen. Die akribischen Ermittlungen, der komplexe Prozess, die kranke Weltanschauung, die Manson seinen Anhängern einflößte ... all dies macht diesen atemberaubend spannenden Weltbestseller aus. Seit 1971 sitzt Manson im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, doch vergessen ist er noch lange nicht. Er ist zu einer diabolischen Kultfigur geworden, deren apokalyptisches Szenario und verschrobene Weltanschauung auch heute noch eine makabere Faszination ausüben. Dies ist eine Neuausgabe des 2010 erschienen Buchs Helter Skelter - Der Mordrausch des Charles Manson.

Cases and Materials on Criminal Law

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Author: Joshua Dressler,Stephen Garvey

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628102055

Category: Criminal law

Page: 1139

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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634601658. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." The Seventh Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore. New Power Points have been added to the casebook companion website. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Criminal Law and Its Processes

Cases and Materials

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Author: Sanford H. Kadish,Stephen J. Schulhofer

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1232

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This carefully updated revision of Kadish and Schulhofer's classic casebook on substantive criminal law retains the same interdisciplinary material, sharp analysis, and provocative questions that have made it the bestselling book in the field for more than 25 years. In CRIMINAL LAW AND ITS PROCESSES: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition, leading cases are juxtaposed with the best of recent commentary, The authors' insightful notes, and interesting non-case literature that addresses the social contexts of the various legal issues. The authors begin by explaining how guilt is established, then address justification of punishment, rape, homicide, The significance of resulting harm, group criminality, exculpation, And The theft offenses. New topical coverage includes: blackmail, expanded treatment of RICO, suicide, and euthanasia (including the Cruzan case And The most recent Michigan Court of Appeal case involving Dr. Kevorkian), sentencing guidelines, And The nature of prison punishment in America. Among the new principal cases, you'll find: Commonwealth v. Berkowitz and in re M.T.S., significant rape cases from Pennsylvania and New Jersey Staples v. United States, The latest strict liability decision of the Supreme Court Harmelin v. Maichigan on cruel and unusual punishment Cheek v. United States, The most recent venture of the Supreme Court into the mistake of law Shannon v. United States on legal insanity Numerour questions and comments help students develop the analytical skills they need to master the doctrine.

Sentencing Law and Policy

Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines

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Author: Nora Demleitner,Douglas Berman,Marc L. Miller,Ronald F. Wright

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897694

Category: Law

Page: 528

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One of the foremost books in Sentencing Law, the new fourth edition continues in the tradition of its predecessors by giving students a comprehensive overview of modern sentencing practices. Authored by leading scholars, this casebook provides thorough examination of underlying doctrine, motivates students to tackle the important policy and political issues that animate sentencing practices, and poses challenging questions and hypotheticals to stimulate class discussion and independent thought. Key Features: More streamlined focus. Material covered in the third edition has been updated and streamlined reducing the length by more than 400 pages. Chapters 7-11 in the previous edition have been expanded and updated and are now available online. Thoroughly updated to address important statutory and case law changes, including important U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, state appellate court decisions and recent scholarship. Coverage of modern policy issues, including mass incarceration, prosecutorial and judicial discretion, punishment for drug crimes, revised federal and state sentencing guidelines, racial and other disparities in sentencing, and topics associated with administration of the death penalty. Expanded Teachers Manual with sample syllabi and other supporting materials to help professors construct personalized teaching plans that integrate the text and online materials.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process

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Author: Randall Coyne,Lyn Entzeroth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594602726

Category: Law

Page: 1110

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This new edition updates and expands the second. With the media's attention continually focused on capital punishment cases, the death penalty remains a lightning-rod issue. Coyne and Entzeroth concentrate on Eighth Amendment and capital punishment issues and include a discussion of post-conviction and federal habeas corpus issues. It includes consideration of all major Supreme Court cases interpreting the new law, and discusses recent developments in the field, including an expanded focus on innocence and the American Bar Association's call for a moratorium on executions. "The authors have provided a comprehensive text on the subject and filled a major void in this area. Moreover, as their 1996-97 supplement indicates, they intend to continue to provide their readers with the most current and complete materials regarding capital punishment. They deserve thanks and congratulations for all of us who are interested in this area of the law." - Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice review of the first edition