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Oshinsky shows how modern death penalty law is chaotic (if not .
Oshinsky shows how modern death penalty law is chaotic (if not incoherent) owing in part to cracks in its foundation. -Journal of Southern History. Like the others in the Landmark Law Cases and American Society series, this book will prompt lively discussion among students in American legal history courses and among educated general readers. -Stuart Banner, author of The Death Penalty: An American History.
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Oshinsky could have done a better job of explaining the most important factors in producing violent crime.
Its existence can be traced to the beginning of the American colonies. The United States is the only developed Western. The United States is the only developed Western nation that applies the death penalty regularly. It is one of 54 countries worldwide applying it, and was the first to develop lethal injection as a method of execution, which has since been adopted by five other countries.
He details the use of the death penalty in the .
The case, one of four that, taken together, became known as Furman v. Georgia, led to a de facto four-year moratorium on all executions in the . He details the use of the death penalty in the .
Career criminal William Furman shot and killed a homeowner during a 1967 burglary in Savannah, Georgia. Because it was a "black-on-white" crime in the racially troubled South, it also was an open-and-shut case.
The author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who is the holder of the Jack S. Blanton Chair at the University of Texas and a visiting professor at New York University, discusses the debates and controversy surrounding the case of Furman v. Georgia, including a focus on the issues of racial prejudice and arbitrariness.
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