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Death penalty in a nutshell / by Victor Streib.

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Author/Creator:
Streib, Victor L.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
4th ed. - St. Paul, MN : West, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxii, 319 p. ; 19 cm.
Title Variation:
Death penalty
Bibliography:
Includes index.
Contents:
  • History and evolution
  • Arguments for and against the death penalty
  • Basic constitutional challenges and limitations
  • Constitutional parameters of the current era death penalty
  • 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.
Series:
West nutshell series
Nutshell series.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780314279569
0314279563

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