The past as prologue : the Supreme Court's pre-modern death penalty jurisprudence and its influence on the Supreme Court's modern death penalty decisions
- Bohm, Robert M.
- Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xvi, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
KF9227 .C2 B64 2012
- Unknown KF9227 .C2 B64 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Clemency : the "fail safe" in our criminal justice system
- Coerced confessions and compelled self-incrimination : revolting to the sense of justice
- Cruel and unusual punishment : must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society
- Defective lineup procedures : a lineup, conducted without notice to defendant's counsel, is unconstitutional
- Double jeopardy : not implicit in the concept of ordered liberty
- Effective assistance of counsel : death is different
- Equal protection : an exceptional punishment for life prisoners
- Ex post facto : a government of laws and not of men
- Fair trials : must be free from a coercive or intimidating atmosphere
- Jurisdiction : military commissions unauthorized by congressional authority are unconstitutional in jurisdictions where the civil courts are operating constitutionally
- Jury instructions : in death cases, doubts about a juror's interpretation of an instruction should be resolved in favor of the accused
- Jury selection : the right to be tried by an impartial jury
- Sentencing : justice generally requires that there be taken into account the circumstances of the offense together with the character and propensities of the offender
- Analysis and lessons learned.
- Publication date
- Robert M. Bohm.
- Title Variation
- Supreme Court's pre-modern death penalty jurisprudence and its influence on the Supreme Court's modern death penalty decisions