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Assessing proportionality in capital cases: a case study of Ohio

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When the United States Supreme Court approved the reinstatement of the death penalty in the United States in 1976, it did so based on the promise of new safeguards against comparative excessiveness and relative disproportionality resulting from jury sentencing in capital cases. As Justice Stevens noted in 2008, one of these safeguards – meaningful appellate review of death sentences – is, in practice, non-existent.

This thesis examines the use of this purported safeguard by the Ohi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:b8870e77-83b1-41cf-a8cf-1ed5fe42aad1
Local pid:
ora:6344

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