Understanding Capital Punishment Law
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.
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Carter, Linda; Kreitzberg, Ellen; and Howe, Scott, "Understanding Capital Punishment Law" (2012). McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials. 14.