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coker v. georgia
DP not available for rape w/out murder
greg v. georgia
76- juries must hear aggrivating/mitigating factors
furman v. georgia
72-DP arbitraily sentenced
lockett v. ohio
jurors must be allowed to consider EVERY mitigating factor
ford v. wainwright
cant exicute crazy ass person who goes crazy on death row
atkins v. virgina
mentally retarded person
roper v. simmons
cant exicute juvinille who commited crime
2006 STATS
56% are in south
7% north east
BIGGEST-cali-640
FEWEST-new hap.-0
1/2 D.P. in 4 states-cali,FL, TX, PEN
General STAT
3,370 on DR
73-lowest of 134
2000-3,593
64%-prior felony 8%-prior hom. conviction
MOST WERE NOT IN SYSTEM @ TImE OF OFFENSE
Stat of people leave death row
43%-LWOP
REMOVAL FROM DR (not exicuted)
Apellet ct-Lesser sentence
Clemency-
Death (natural and suicide)
52% white
41%black
6% his
1%other
Liebman et. al Study
2000-23 yrs of DS
68% had fixable judcial error
7 of 10 found reversable problem
7% INNOCENT
capital offenses in CO
treason
1st murder
1st degree murder
thinking about killing someone and then doing it Cls 1 felony
2nd degree murder
knowling -practially certain
class 2 felony
manslaughter
class 4 felon
knowinly v. recklessly
practicaly certain v. probablity
challenge for cause
state fact in open ct. room ex: her father is a police officer
premptory challenge
more secrective, dont have to explain yourself yet if judge suspects race or sex are involved can deny
witherspoon v.Illinois
68-jurors opinion about DP doesnt matter, they can only be dismissed if pro. show their attitude would prevent him/her from making an impartial decision about punishment
batson v. kentucky
86-prosecutor who dismisses a disproportionate amount of potential jurors of same race must give neutral reasons for strikes
Ring V. Arizona
instead of a judge imposeing DS a jury would now do so being that this violates defendants constitutional right to trial by jury
wainwright v. witt
85-prospective jurors be dismissed if their views would prevent or considerable impair their ablilty to preform their functions as jurors
woodson v. north carolina
DP no longer mandatory for all convicted 1st degree murderers
DP 1930-1976
54% Black 60% in south
86%-murder 12% rape
DP 1976-2006
58% whites all but 11 men
82% south
clemency
repreive-stay during appeal
commutation-reducation of penalty
pardon-release from consequences of crime
capital crimes
murder, train wrecking, contract murder, perjury leading to execution, cap. drug trafficking, cap. sex. assault, aircraft hijacking, kidnapping, aggravated rape w/ victime <12, aircraft piracy
retrobution
punishments that are preportional to crime that are enacted by gov. and restore balance to society