Capital punishment and the American political experience continuing contradictions in the death penalty debate by David P. Keys

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  • Cases,
  • Public opinion,
  • Capital punishment,
  • History

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-433) and indexes.

Book details

StatementDavid P. Keys ; with Juanita Q. Smith
ContributionsSmith, Juanita Q.
LC ClassificationsHV8699.U5 K49 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination441 p. :
Number of Pages441
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25392041M
ISBN 109781453537602, 9781453537596, 9781453537619
LC Control Number2010910241

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