Law in a Nutshell: Death Penalty Law
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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;
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;
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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|Edition||4th ed., 2012|