DEATH PENALTY FOR JUVENILES

Author: Streib (Victor L.)
Year: 1987
Publisher: Indiana Univ. Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 0253316154
Price: 25.00
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Hardback. A book which documents the executions of nearly 300 persons ages ten to seventeen and analyzes the cases of juveniles, at the time of publication, on death row. The author's study lays bare the complex legal environment which has allowed this practice to continue throughout American history. He identifies a current trend among legislators and political leaders to abolish the death penalty for juveniles - a punishment which has been proven to make no legal, criminological, or moral sense. Part I of the book provides a detailed explanation of the legal issues involved, focusing on issues of constitutionality. Part II presents an overview of known juvenile executions, highlighting data concerning the crimes, the victims, the criminal processes, and the actual executions. Part III describes American juvenile death sentencing practices in the eighties and examines the cases of the juveniles now on death row. With Notes, Bibliog. and Index. 256pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in vg+ dw.

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