Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction to capital punishment law The death penalty debate Sources of law Challenges to the constitutionality of the death penalty Methods of execution Modern death penalty statutes The death penalty trial Categorical bars to the death penalty Overview of aggravating evidence : the eligibility function and the selection function Aggravating circumstances : eligibility of the case for the death penalty Aggravating evidence and the selection decision Selection process : mitigation Selection process : the life or death decision Direct appeals Postconviction proceedings : the writ of habeas corpus Ineffective assistance of counsel Innocence Clemency Death row issues : insanity and death row phenomenon Race and the death penalty Gender bias and the death penalty Volunteers : defendants who want to die International treaty rights and the use of foreign law in death penalty cases The federal death penalty Military death penalty The death penalty in a global context Evolving attitudes on capital punishment: the move away from the death penalty Future issues in capital punishment law.