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Gregg v. Georgia

  • By: Sam Swindell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Gregg v. Georgia reestablished the death penalty as constitutional in certain circumstances. The ruling came after a 4-year moratorium resulting from the Court's 1972 decision in Furman v. ...

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