Nutshell series. Study aids (West Academic Publishing)
This death penalty Nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital cases, along with relevant history, jurisprudence and constitutional law. It addresses international issues, the complex role of defense counsel, systemic bias, and execution of the innocent. Statutory and case law, as well as all relevant data, are current as of mid-2016 providing a basis for broad exploration of academic and pragmatic issues for lawyers, law students and others interested in the law's most serious punishment.
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History and evolution Arguments for and against the death penalty An overview of the death penalty through Furman v. Georgia (1972) Gregg v. Georgia and the modern system of death penalty regulation Defining capital crimes Aggravating and mitigating circumstances Special defenses Overview of arrest through execution Jury selection and role of jurors Guilt stage of trial process Sentencing stage of trial process Appeals process Post-conviction challenges Clemency and execution proceedings Assistance of defense counsel Race, gender, and other biases Executing the innocent Foreign and international law issues Postscript: Future of the death penalty.
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Description based on e-publication title page, viewed February 1, 2017.
Revision of: Streib, Victor L. Death penalty in a nutshell. Fourth edition. St. Paul, MN : West,