Minority Practice, Majority’s Burden: The Death Penalty Today

By James S. Liebman / Peter Clarke / Columbia School of Law, on 1 January 2011

This article explores how, capital punishment in the United States is a minority practice. This feature of American capital punishment has become more pronounced recently, and is especially clear when death sentences, which are merely infrequent, are distinguished from executions, which are exceedingly rare.

  • Document type Article
  • Countries list United States
  • Themes list Minorities,