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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: 8/30/2006
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1154
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Randall Coyne is a Frank Elkouri and Edna Asper Elkouri Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Lyn Entzeroth is a Professor of Law and Faculty Advisor of Phi Alpha Delta and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society at the University of Tulsa College of Law.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Prisoners
List of Web Addresses
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Ch. 1 The Great Debate Over Capital Punishment 3
Ch. 2 Eight Amendment Prohibition Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment 51
Ch. 3 Early Constitutional Challenges to the Death Penalty 117
Ch. 4 Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation 173
Ch. 5 Constitutional Limitations on Death Eligibility 221
Ch. 6 Selecting the Capital Jury 283
Ch. 7 The Role of Aggravating Circumstances 329
Ch. 8 The Role of Mitigating Circumstances 389
Ch. 9 The Sentencing Phase of Capital Cases 447
Ch. 10 Use of Psychiatric Experts in Capital Cases 527
Ch. 11 Assistance of Counsel 555
Ch. 12 Stays of Execution and State Post-Conviction Relief Proceedings 623
Ch. 13 Introduction to Federal Habeas Corpus Review 661
Ch. 14 State Barriers to Federal Habeas Review 707
Ch. 15 Retroactivity 769
Ch. 16 Presumption of Correctness 799
Ch. 17 Successive Habeas Corpus Petitions, Abuse of the Writ, and Clemency 811
Ch. 18 The Federal Death Penalty 845
Ch. 19 International Law and the Death Penalty 933
App. A "Three Specimen Days," from Jackson & Christian, Death Row (Beacon Press 1980) 993
App. B "An Englishman Abroad," 997
Index 1005
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