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Author Streib, Victor L.
Title Death penalty in a nutshell / by Victor Streib.
Publication Info. St. Paul, MN : West, c2013.
Edition 4th ed.
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library Reserves  KF 9227 .C2 S772 2013    CHECKED IN
Description xxii, 319 p. ; 19 cm.
Series Nutshell series.
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 -- Future of the death penalty.
Subject Capital punishment -- United States.
Spine Title Death penalty
ISBN 9780314279569
0314279563
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