Capital Punishment and the State of Criminal Justice 2015

The American Bar Association has released a new publication, “The State of Criminal Justice 2015”.

The 76 page chapter devoted to capital punishment is available here ( via the Death Penalty Information Center ). It’s a treasure trove of information about problems in the implementation  of the death penalty.

Arizona is mentioned several times.

  • A paragraph on crooked “rock star” prosecutor Kenneth Peasley.
  • The Arizona Republic’s four part series on prosecution misconduct is mentioned.
  • The Debra Milke case is mentioned.

No mention of the cases of Jodi Arias or Shawna Forde, as this is a backwards-looking study, but there is an ongoing investigation into the conduct of the prosecutor Juan Martinez in the Jodi Arias trial.

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