of Character: On the Psychology of Excuses in the Criminal Law"
Work?" John Paul Wright,
Francis T. Cullen, and
Kevin M. Beaver
Defense of the Death Penalty" Lois Pojman
the Death Penalty"
Adams, Randall Dale.
Interview. Adams was mistakenly charged with killing a Dallas
policeman, and spent three years on death row. His life was the
subject of the movie The Thin Blue Line. [RealAudio]
v. Lynaugh. 492 U.S. 302 (1989). The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that
it is not cruel and unusual to sentence a retarded person to death. That view was later overturned in Atkins v. Virginia - 536 U.S. 304 (2002),
John Conroy and Rob Warden, "The High Cost of Wrongful Convictions." An accounting of the human and financial costs of wrongful criminal convictions. It is not just that innocent people are wrongfully punished -- which is bad enough. It is that the guilty people are not only not punished, the remain free to commit ever more crimes.
U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Official proposals for changes in the criminal justice system.
Includes links to various governmental and non-governmental sites.
"We Are All Criminals." A Minnesota site show that a significant number of its citizens have been convicted of a crime, not because Minnesotans are especially prone to breaking the law, but because of the explosion in acts criminalized by many state legislatures. It explores ways to help former criminals become reintegrated into society.