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NCJ Number: 148216 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Capital Cases Benchbook
Corporate Author: American Bar Association
United States of America

National Tribal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 384
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Association

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Tribal Judicial Ctr
Reno, NV 89557
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 92-DS-CX-0001
Sale Source: American Bar Association
,
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Tribal Judicial Ctr
National Judicial College
Judicial College Building/MS 358
Reno, NV 89557
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume has two major purposes: (1) to acquaint judges who are handling capital cases with an overview of the special logistical and legal problems they will face as a case progresses and (2) to provide them with advice and a starting point for their preparation for trying a capital case.
Abstract: The benchbook follows the usual sequence of events of a capital case from pretrial motions and hearings through the trial, postconviction, and sentencing phases. Although procedures vary from State to State, this format is intended to be equally applicable and useful in almost every court. Individual chapters cover the management of costs in each phase of a capital case, counsel in capital cases, issues related to free press versus a fair trial, judicial supervision and trial management, jury selection and management, the penalty phase, postconviction remedies. Recent case law and citations are included both for cases decided by the United States Supreme Court and for State cases. The discussion also focuses on the impact of Federal habeas capital punishment cases on State postconviction proceedings. Appended checklist, outlines, pleas, jury questionnaire, order regarding cameras in court, and related materials
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Criminology; Judicial conduct and ethics; Judicial discretion
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