Provides information regarding the federal death penalty system since the enactment of the first modern capital punishment statute in 1988. The survey explains the Department of Justice's internal decision-making process for deciding whether to seek the death penalty in individual cases, and presents statistical information focusing on the racial/ethnic and geographic distribution of defendants and their victims. Published 9/12/2000.
Includes information on the age, race, and gender of the offender, the county in which the crime occurred. For many of the offenders also includes information about the crime leading to the death sentence as well as information about the co-defendants if any and the victim(s).
Identifies states with the death penalty, crimes punishable by death, methods of execution in use in the United States, inmates currently on death row, costs to prosecute a capital case through to execution, states that have placed executions on hold, the frequency of executive clemency, and the answers to other frequently asked questions about the death penalty. Also includes links to related NCSC documents, state links, and a resource guide.
Includes a timeline of important court cases and legal milestones since 1972, a breakdown of 16 major religious groups' views on the subject, public opinion polls, state-by-state statistics, and an examination of candidates on the issue. The Forum describes itself as a “nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization” and states that it does not take positions on policy debates.
The Texas After Violence Project is an independent narrative and human rights project focusing on the causes and effects of serious violence and human rights violations; criminal investigation and legal processes; incarceration; and executions.