The Death Penalty in the United States

The Death Penalty in the United States

A Complete Guide to Federal and State Laws

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"This new edition includes 13 new chapters. Areas covered by some of the new chapters include Capital felon's defense team; Habeas corpus, coram nobis and section 1983 proceedings; the Innocence protection act and post-conviction DNA testing; Challengingthe death sentence under racial justice acts; Inhabited American territories and capital punishment; and the Costs of capital punishment"--

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The death penalty landscape has changed considerably since the 1998 first edition of this book. For example, six states that had the death penalty—Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York—no longer impose the punishment. Some of the changes set out in this second edition involve discussions of all of the significant cases decided by the United States Supreme Court after 1998, including Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005); Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002); Schriro v. Smith, 126 S.Ct. 7 (2005); Harbison v. Bell, 129 S.Ct. 1481 (2009); Holmes v. South Carolina, 126 S.Ct. 1727 (2006); Kansas v. Marsh, 126 S.Ct. 2516 (2006); Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 584 (2002); Sattazahn v. Pennsylvania, 537 U.S. 101 (2003). This new edition includes 13 new chapters. They cover such topics as capital felon’s defense team; habeas corpus, coram nobis and section 1983 proceedings; the Innocence protection act and post-conviction DNA testing; challenging the death sentence under racial justice acts; inhabited American territories; and the costs of capital punishment.

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Legal practitioner and academic Palmer is the author of numerous reference works on criminal justice. His updated reference text explores the differences in death penalty systems in the US, as well as factors common to each system--many resulting from US Supreme Court decisions. Coverage includes foundational information, initiating capital prosecutions, court proceedings, post-conviction proceedings, laws related to execution, and other capital punishment issues. Reflecting significant changes since publication of the 1998 edition, the text contains 13 new chapters including materials on the capital felon's defense team; habeas corpus coram nobis and section 1983 proceedings; the Innocence protection act and post-conviction DNA testing; challenging the death sentence under racial justice acts; inhabited American territories; and capital punishment costs. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, [2014]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780786476602
0786476605
Branch Call Number: 345.73077 P182d
Characteristics: viii, 390 pages ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Louis J. Jr.,1956- Death penalty

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