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20%20Nov%20356%20Death%20Penalty - 1 The The “Death...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 The The “Death Penalty Regime Death Penalty Regime ” in America and in Texas in America and in Texas Part 1: An Overview of Trends in Part 1: An Overview of Trends in the Regime the Regime Amendment VIII Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted . Amendment XIV Section 1… No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws 2 Executions and Prisoners on Death Row, 2005 The Rises and Falls in Death Row’s Population 3 From 1978-2005, the number of whites on death row has exceed the number of blacks, but the proportion of blacks on death row is substantially greater than the percentage of African-Americans in the United States Criminal Backgrounds of Death Row Inmates Is it surprising that over 1/3 rd of prisoners do NOT have prior felony convictions? Is it surprising that roughly 6 out of 10 inmates had no charges pending, were not on parole or probation, or had not escaped from custody? 4 The Fall in Execution and Then Its Rise: Taking Population Growth into Account, the Rate of Executions Per Capita is Much Lower than 75 Years Ago The “Celerity” of Capital Punishment: The pace at which prisoners are executed slowed considerably in late 1980s and during the 1990s 5...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course POLS 356 taught by Professor Flemming during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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