Death penalty in a nutshell / by Victor L. Streib
- Streib, Victor L.
- St. Paul, Minn. : Thomson/West, 2003.
- Physical Description:
- xxiii, 307 pages ; 19 cm.
- West nutshell series
- 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 -- Trial-level procedural issues -- 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 -- Special death penalty issues -- Assistance of defense counsel -- Race, gender and other biases -- Executing the innocent -- Foreign and international law issues.
- Includes table of cases.
View MARC record | catkey: 2357654