A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty
Frank Baumgartner, Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Colin Wilson
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Chapter 1. Furman, Gregg, and the Creation of the Modern Death Penalty
Chapter 2. The Capital Punishment Process.
Chapter 3. Homicide in America
Chapter 4. Comparing Homicides with Execution Cases
Chapter 5. Which Crimes Are Capital Eligible, and is Death Reserved for the Worst Offenders?
Chapter 6. Which Jurisdictions Execute and which Ones Don't?
Chapter 7. How Often Are Death Sentences Overturned?
Chapter 8. How Long Does It Take?
Chapter 9. How Often Are People Exonerated from Death Row?
Chapter 10. How Are the Executions Carried Out?
Chapter 11. How Often Are Scheduled Executions Delayed or Cancelled?
Chapter 12. Mental Illness and Death Row
Chapter 13. How Deep Is Public Support for the Death Penalty?
Chapter 14. Why Does the Death Penalty Cost So Much?
Chapter 15. Does the Death Penalty Deter?
Chapter 16. Is the Death Penalty Dying?
Chapter 17. Does the Modern Death Penalty Meet the Goals of Furman?
Epilogue: How This Book Came About
Associated Web Site:
A. State Laws Relating to Capital Crimes and Aggravating Circumstances
B. State Laws Relating to Mitigating Circumstances
C. Appendix to Chapter 12 on Mental Illness
D. Appendix to Chapter 13 on Public Opinion
E. Appendix to Chapter 14 on Cost
F. Relevant Supreme Court Cases
Data used in this book
A. The Carolina Execution Database (all executions, 1977 through 2015)
B. Homicides by County and by Year, 1984 to 2012
C. Homicides by State and Year, 1984 to 2012
D. Executions by County and by Year, 1975 to 2015
E. Executions by State and by Year, 1975 to 2015
F. Pennsylvania Death Warrants
G. Replication data for Figures used in the book
H. Web sites with data we use
a. Death Penalty Information Center
b. Clark County Prosecutor Execution database
c. National Registry of Exonerations
I. Movies / documentaries / popular culture links