Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process / Edition 3

Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process / Edition 3

by Randall Coyne, Lyn Entzeroth
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594602727

ISBN-13: 9781594602726

Pub. Date: 08/30/2006

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

The third edition of Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process includes all major Supreme Court cases, including the landmark decisions in Roper v. Simmons, Atkins v. Virginia and Ring v. Arizona. With the media's attention continually focused on capital punishment cases, the death penalty remains a lightning-rod issue. Coyne and Entzeroth focus on Eighth Amendment…  See more details below

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The third edition of Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process includes all major Supreme Court cases, including the landmark decisions in Roper v. Simmons, Atkins v. Virginia and Ring v. Arizona. With the media's attention continually focused on capital punishment cases, the death penalty remains a lightning-rod issue. Coyne and Entzeroth focus on Eighth Amendment and Fourteen Amendment challenges to the death penalty, and provide comprehensive treatment of post-conviction and federal habeas corpus issues.

Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process provides a historical overview of the death penalty and devotes an entire chapter to bedrock issues including deterrence, retribution, brutalization and innocence. A separate chapter examines the impact of race, gender and sexual orientation in capital cases.Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process provides a historical overview of the death penalty and devotes an entire chapter Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process provides a historical overview of the death penalty and devotes an entire chapter Coyne and Entzeroth have updated their materials to include all relevant recent developments in the field, including the growing importance of international law, the resumption of federal executions, the results of the capital trial of terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and the American Bar Association's call for a moratorium on executions.Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process provides a historical overview of the death penalty and devotes an entire chapter Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process provides a historical overview of the death penalty and devotes an entire chapter In a methodical and comprehensive fashion, Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process explores death eligibility, jury selection, aggravating and mitigating factors, the right to effective counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, the use of psychiatric experts, stays of execution, state and federal habeas procedures, clemency and methods of execution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594602726
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
08/30/2006
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
1154
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Prisoners
List of Web Addresses
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Great Debate Over Capital Punishment3
Ch. 2Eight Amendment Prohibition Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment51
Ch. 3Early Constitutional Challenges to the Death Penalty117
Ch. 4Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation173
Ch. 5Constitutional Limitations on Death Eligibility221
Ch. 6Selecting the Capital Jury283
Ch. 7The Role of Aggravating Circumstances329
Ch. 8The Role of Mitigating Circumstances389
Ch. 9The Sentencing Phase of Capital Cases447
Ch. 10Use of Psychiatric Experts in Capital Cases527
Ch. 11Assistance of Counsel555
Ch. 12Stays of Execution and State Post-Conviction Relief Proceedings623
Ch. 13Introduction to Federal Habeas Corpus Review661
Ch. 14State Barriers to Federal Habeas Review707
Ch. 15Retroactivity769
Ch. 16Presumption of Correctness799
Ch. 17Successive Habeas Corpus Petitions, Abuse of the Writ, and Clemency811
Ch. 18The Federal Death Penalty845
Ch. 19International Law and the Death Penalty933
App. A"Three Specimen Days," from Jackson & Christian, Death Row (Beacon Press 1980)993
App. B"An Englishman Abroad,"997
Index1005

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