Dreams Deferred: Capital Punishment and Injustice in Texas

2007-01-01T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Janet Jay
There has been a great deal of academic scholarship about the effectiveness of capital punishment in deterring violent crime. While the rest of the Western world has been attempting to enforce nonexecution as a human rights issue, the policy of the national government in the United States has shifted to the toleration of capital punishment by the states, and a series of capital crimes have been added by the federal Congress for the limited jurisdiction of the federal government.

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