Exam #1 Review Sheet
Exam #1 will cover material from the start of the semester up to and including “The
Effectiveness of Capital Punishment.” This review sheet is provided to aid in your studying and
serve as a supplement to your class notes and readings. It is not meant as an all-inclusive list of
things that will be on the exam.
Costanzo and Class Lecture
• History of executions
o What were eras like (ex:Ancient, Early MiddleAges, Late MiddleAges, Early
o What methods were used? What were they like?
o How was the death penalty in US different from Great Britain and Europe?
• Methods of execution used in past
o What were they like?
• Five reasons why we kill killers
• Four trends emerging as death penalty has evolved
• Five moral justifications for the death penalty
• The modern capital punishment process
o Jury selection process
o Bifurcated structure
o Jurors’role in penalty phase
o Appeals process
• Differences in the death penalty
o How many states use it? (Don’t forget fed. govt. and military)
o How many don’t?
o How does death penalty administration differ? (ex: method of execution, aggravating
and mitigating circumstances, what crimes are death-eligible)
It’s not necessary to memorize every difference between the different states
and the federal system. How