Answered By: Jennifer Kasch
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2015     Views: 49

Thank you for your question.  It looks like 'Capital Punishment' and 'Case Studies' are subject terms used in the EBSCO databases.  You could try searching across the databases in EBSCOhost with those subject terms to see if there are any case studies related to the death penalty.  I found an article called FUTURES PAST: INSTITUTIONALIZING THE RE-EXAMINATION OF FUTURE DANGEROUSNESS IN TEXAS PRIOR TO EXECUTION with the following abstract by searching 'capital punishment' and 'good behavior' in EBSCOhost with all databases selected:

The article focuses on the re-examination of inmates before execution to promote order and disincentive for good behavior on the part of other inmates in Texas. The example is given on the case of James Vernon Alridge III wherein during his tenure in the prison he was observed to be in good behavior and he posses no threat to guards nor inmates despite he was still executed. The need for evaluation on the future state of threat of a prisoner before making a speculation for execution is discussed. With this regard, certain actions on the inaccurate information could paralyze the judicial system in deciding the verdict of a prisoner.
I hope that this helps you get started.

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