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Law in a Nutshell: Death Penalty Law

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Edition: 4th ed., 2012
Author(s): Streib


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Covering both the substantive law and the procedural law of the death penalty, Death Penalty Law In a Nutshell begins with the arguments for and against the death penalty and an explanation of its basic constitutional challenges and limitations. Major sections of this book cover capital crimes and defenses, as well as trial level and post-trial procedural issues. Special topics such as race and gender bias and executing the innocent are discussed and analyzed, and a section on international and foreign law issues is included as well. Death Penalty Law In a Nutshell serves both as supplemental reading for students in death penalty courses and as a concise, narrative explanation of death penalty law.

Table of Contents includes:
History and Evolution;
Arguments for and Against the Death Penalty;
Basic Constitutional Challenges and Limitations;
Constitutional Parameters of the Current Era Death Penalty;
Substantive Criminal Law Issues;
Defining Capital Crimes;
Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances;
Special Defenses;
Trial-Level Procedural Issues;
Overview of Arrest Through Execution;
Selection and Role of Jurors;
Guilt Stage of Trial Process;
Sentencing Stage of Trial Process;
Post-Trial Procedural Issues;
Appeals Process;
Post–Conviction Challenges;
Clemency and Execution Proceedings;
Special Death Penalty Issues;
Assistance of Defense Counsel;
Race, Gender, and Other Biases;
Executing the Innocent;
Foreign and International Law Issues.

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and Death Penalty Law is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Format Paperback
Author Streib
ISBN 9780314279569
Edition 4th ed., 2012
Publisher West