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23 Am. J. Crim. L. 375 (1995-1996)
Victim Impact Evidence in Capital Sentencing: A History of Incompatibility

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Victim Impact Evidence in Capital Sentencing:
A History of Incompatibility
Table of Contents

I.  Introduction  ......................
II. History of Victim Impact Evidence ........
A. Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982.
B. Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.
C. Crime Control Act of 1990  ..........
D. Victim's Rights Today ..............

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III. Victim Impact Statements and How They Work  .......... 381
IV. Victim Impact Evidence, Utilitarianism, and Discrimination . . 382

V. Victim Impact Evidence and Capital Sentencing ......
A. Balancing the Proceeding .................
B.  Case Studies  .........................
1. Booth v. Maryland ...................
2. Mann v. Oklahoma ...................
3. South Carolina v. Gathers ...............
4. Payne v. Tennessee ...................
C. The Justices' Views .....................
VI. Victim Impact Evidence and Traditional Sentencing Goals
A.  Retribution  ..........................
B.  Other Sentencing Goals ..................
1.  Deterrence  ........................
2.  Incapacitation  ......................
3.  Rehabilitation  ......................
VII.     Conclusion  ..........................

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