Discuss the historical overview of the death penalty.
For this discussion post topic please discuss the historical overview of the death penalty. Rely on historical court case to outline an overview of the history of the death penalty. Discuss the relationship between race and the death penalty. Research and discuss programs that work towards releasing those that are innocent, from corrections. Please refer to your readings, lecture notes, the video for review and the websites provided to answer and discuss the following questions:
In the overview, please describe the significance of Furman v. Georgia, Gregg v. Georgia and McCleskey v. Kemp.
What is the historical overview of race and the death penalty?
Please include in your discussion programs such as; the Capital Jury Project, the Innocence Project, etc.
REMEMBER – This is not an opinion based assignment, it is a research-based discussion where applying course material and outside sources to support your points is required.
Use the following as a source:
Walker, S, Spohn, C. & DeLone (2018) The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America, 6th Edition Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN-10: 1337091863 | ISBN-13: 1337091862