Understanding Capital Punishment Law

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Understanding Capital Punishment Law

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Understanding Capital Punishment Law provides an overview of the complex issues surrounding capital punishment. The primary emphasis is an explanation of the constitutional law under the 8th Amendment Cruel and Unusual Punishment clause that governs death penalty proceedings in the United States. Death penalty cases are examined from start to finish, including such topics as voir dire of the jury, aggravating and mitigating circumstances, methods of execution, habeas corpus, clemency, racial and gender issues, the federal death penalty, and international issues and concerns.

ISBN

9780769849027

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

LexisNexis

City

Newark, NJ

Keywords

understanding series, capital punishment, Criminal Law, Law Study Aids

Disciplines

Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Law

Understanding Capital Punishment Law

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