Table of contents for The law of capital punishment / by Margaret C. Jasper.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION	
CHAPTER 1: HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT	
In General	
Religious View of Capital Punishment	
History of Capital Punishment in America	
Ban on the Death Penalty in the United States	
Reintroduction of the Death Penalty in the United States	
Chronology of the Death Penalty in the United States	
Present Application of the Death Penalty	
Death Penalty Jurisdictions	
Statistics	
Capital Offenses	
The Abolitionist Movement	
Public Opinion	
In General	
Financial Concerns: Weighing the Costs	
	Life Imprisonment: A Less Costly Alternative	
Deterrence	
	Suicide-By-Execution Syndrome	
The International Status of Capital Punishment 	
In General	
The Trend Towards Abolishing the Death Penalty	
Countries that Have Abolished the Death Penalty	
"Exceptional Crimes" Death Penalty Countries	
"De Facto" Abolitionist Countries	
	Countries that Practice the Death Penalty (Retentionist Countries)	
International Death Sentences and Executions	
International Agreements to Abolish the Death Penalty	
Juvenile Offenders and the Death Penalty	
	The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child	
CHAPTER 2: METHODS OF EXECUTION	
Early Methods of Execution	
Ling Chi: Death By A Thousand Cuts	
Hanging, Drawing and Quartering	
Breaking on the Wheel	
Present Day Methods of Execution	
In General	
Hanging	
Firing Squad	
Electrocution	
Lethal Gas	
Lethal Injection	
	Baze v. Rees	
The Role of the Executioner	
Viewing the Execution	
In General	
Victim Witnesses	
CHAPTER 3: THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY	
In General	
Methods of Execution	
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (The "Drug Kingpin" Statute)	
The Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994 (The "Crime Bill Expansion")	
Race and the Federal Death Penalty	
Procedure	
Authorization	
Right to Legal Representation	
Appeal	
Clemency	
Costs	
Prosecution	
Defense		
Native Americans	
U.S. Military	
History	
Demographics	
Prosecution	
The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks	
Execution Procedure	
Authorized Witnesses		
CHAPTER 4: LEGAL REPRESENTATION	
In General	
Statistics	
State Prisoners	
Federal Prisoners	
Local Prisoners	
Qualifications and Competency	
U.S. Supreme Court Cases	
The Adoption of Standards	
Indigent Defense Programs	
Public Defender Programs	
Assigned Counsel Programs	
	The Ad Hoc Assigned Counsel Program	
	The Coordinated Assigned Counsel Program	
Contract Attorney Programs	
The Federal Indigent Defense Program	
CHAPTER 5: INNOCENCE
In General	
Wrongful Conviction and Execution	
Contributing Factors		
	Expansion of Capital Crimes	
	Juror Bias	
	Laboratory Mistakes	
	Lack of Defense Funding	
	Narrowing of Appellate Rights in Capital Cases	
	Politics	
	Unreliable Evidence	
	 Mistaken Eyewitness Testimony	
	 Unreliable Witnesses	
	 Unreliable Confessions	
DNA Access Laws	
The Justice For All Act of 2004	
Post-Conviction DNA Exonerations	
Recent Death Row Exoneration Cases	
Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration	
Model Penal Code Recommendations	
CHAPTER 6: DEMOGRAPHICS
Race and the Death Penalty	
Statistics	
The Race of the Victim	
Women and the Death Penalty	
Statistics	
Executions
Age and the Death Penalty	
Juvenile Offenders	
	Thompson v. Oklahoma	
	Stanford v. Kentucky	
	Roper v. Simmons	
	The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child		
	
Execution of the Elderly		
	Statistics	
	Causes	
	Clarence Ray Allen	
	John B. Nixon Sr.		
CHAPTER 7: MENTAL DISABILITIES AND THE DEATH PENALTY
In General	
Mental Retardation	
Mental Retardation Defined	
The Ban on Execution of the Mentally Retarded	
	Atkins v. Virginia	
	 Retribution	
	 Deterrence	
	 Wrongful Execution	
The IQ Factor	
Mental Illness	
Mental Illness Defined	
Mental Disorders	
	Bipolar Disorder	
	Borderline Personality Disorder	
	Brain Damage	
	Depression	
	Dissociative Disorder	
	Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder	
	Schizophrenia	
Extending the Atkins Ruling to the Mentally Ill	
Recent Executions Involving the Mentally Ill	
False Confessions and the Mentally Impaired	
CHAPTER 8: SENTENCE REVIEW
In General	
Automatic Review	
Federal Habeas Corpus Review of State Court Criminal Convictions	
In General	
Jurisdiction	
Case Processing Time	
Representation	
Types of Issues Raised in Habeas Corpus Petitions	
Dismissal of the Petition		
Clemency	
Authority to Grant Clemency	
Recent Cases	
Broad Clemencies	
APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1 - THE FLORIDA DEATH PENALTY STATUTE	
APPENDIX 2 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF PRISONERS EXECUTED in 2007, BY STATE	
APPENDIX 3 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF PRISONERS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH 
(FEDERAL/STATE) AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2006	
APPENDIX 4 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF PRISONERS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH (1953-2006)	
APPENDIX 5 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF EXECUTIONS CONDUCTED (1930-2007)	 
APPENDIX 6 - TABLE OF CAPITAL OFFENSES CATEGORIZED BY STATE	
APPENDIX 7 - TABLE OF FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY OFFENSES CATEGORIZED BY STATUTE	 
APPENDIX 8 - DIRECTORY OF DEATH PENALTY ABOLITIONIST ORGANIZATIONS	
APPENDIX 9 - TABLE OF MURDER RATES IN DEATH PENALTY STATES COMPARED TO MURDER 
RATES IN NON-DEATH PENALTY STATES (1990-2006)	 
APPENDIX 10 - TABLE OF EXECUTION METHODS CATEGORIZED BY STATE	 
APPENDIX 11 - TABLE OF TOTAL NUMBER OF EXECUTIONS, CATEGORIZED BY STATE, AND 
METHODS OF EXECUTION (1976-2007)	
APPENDIX 12 - TABLE OF STATES THAT HAVE ADOPTED STANDARDS OF QUALIFICATION FOR 
ATTORNEYS HANDLING CAPITAL CASES ON BEHALF OF INDIGENT DEFENDANTS	 
APPENDIX 13 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF DEATH ROW PRISONERS EXONERATED, BY STATE	
APPENDIX 14 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF DEATH ROW PRISONERS EXONERATED, BY YEAR	
APPENDIX 15 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF PRISONERS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH CATEGORIZED 
BY RACE (1968-2006)	
APPENDIX 16 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF WOMEN PRISONERS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH 
CATEGORIZED BY RACE (FEDERAL/STATE) AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2006	
APPENDIX 17 - TABLE OF NUMBER OF PRISONERS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH AS OF 
DECEMBER 31, 2006 CATEGORIZED BY AGE 	
APPENDIX 18 - STATUTES DEFINING MENTAL RETARDATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE 
IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY	
APPENDIX 19 - DEFENDANTS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION EXECUTED IN THE UNITED STATES	
APPENDIX 20 - DIRECTORY OF STATE GOVERNORS' OFFICES	
GLOSSARY	
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ADDITIONAL READING 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Capital punishment -- United States.