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Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process

Randall Coyne, Lyn Entzeroth
Format
Book
Published
Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press, c1994.
Language
English
ISBN
0890895813
Contents
  • Eighth amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment
  • The great debate over capital punishment
  • Early constitutional challenges to the death penalty
  • Race, gender and the death penalty
  • Constitutional limitations on death eligibility
  • Selecting the capital jury
  • The role of aggravating circumstances
  • The role of mitigating circumstances
  • The sentencing phase of capital cases
  • Use of psychiatric experts in capital cases
  • Assistance of counsel
  • Stays of execution and state post-conviction relief proceedings
  • Introduction to federal habeas corpus review
  • The application of state procedural bars in federal habeas corpus
  • Retroactivity
  • Presumption of correctness
  • Successive habeas corpus petitions and abuse of the writ
  • The federal death penalty
  • International law and the death penalty.
Description
xxix, 723 p. ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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