This article presents first an overview of the national legal environment and actual executions in American history and then a focused, in-depth analysis of Ohio as a reasonably representative American jurisdiction. Each of the nineteen verified and documented Ohio cases are examined in some detail to determine, so far as is possible, the reasons they were selected for capital punishment. The cases are discussed within the context of the legal environment existing at the time they were decided.
Streib, Victor L.
"Capital Punishment of Children in Ohio: "They'd Never Send a Boy of Seventeen to the Chair in Ohio, Would They?","
Akron Law Review: Vol. 18
, Article 3.
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