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The Death Penalty

Constitutional Issues, Commentaries and Case Briefs

Bringing together the major death penalty cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and the legal issues related to the death penalty, this text classifies the cases according to legal issues, provides commentary on the general case law, provides a chart of the cases discussed, and then presents the legal materials in an understandable, easy-to-digest case brief format.

Paperback, 325 Pages

Published: October 2008

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-59345-575-0


  • "Top Ten" Most Significant Death Penalty Cases

    1. The Death Penalty: Past and Present

    2. The Foundation Cases: Furman v. Georgia and Gregg v. Georgia

    3. Racial Discrimination and the Death Penalty

    4. The Mentally Impaired and the Death Penalty

    5. Death Penalty for Juveniles

    6. Juries, Jurors, and the Death Penalty

    7. The Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel and the Death Penalty

    8. Due Process and the Death Penalty

    9. Aggravating and Mitigating Factors in Death Penalty Cases

    10. Appeals, Habeas Corpus, and the Death Penalty

    11. Evolving Standards of Decency and the Eighth Amendment’s Ban on Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    12. Other Issues, Trends, and the Future of the Death Penalty


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