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Author Streib, Victor L.

Title Death penalty : in a nutshell / by Victor L. Streib.

Imprint St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    364.66 STR 2008    Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xxii, 319 p. ; 19 cm.
Series West nutshell series
Nutshell series.
Note 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 defense -- 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.
ISBN 9780314189820 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0314189823 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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