When the Wall has Fallen: Decades of Failure in the Supervision of Capital Juries
Although there is no constitutional requirement that a jury participate in the death penalty process, most states do provide, through their capital punishment statutes, that a jury will participate in the decision. The preference for jury sentencing in these circumstances reflects a reluctance to leave power over life solely in the hands of one judge. Still, some scholars have long criticized juries for administering punishment.
- Document type Article
- Countries list United States
- Themes list Fair Trial,