Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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Death penalty in a nutshell
319 pages. Updated by new edition.
Part of the highly useful and concise nutshell series, Death Penalty in a Nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital punishment. Arguments for and against the death penalty and coverage of constitutional challenges and limitations are provided at the beginning. Major sections cover specific capital crimes and defenses. Trial level and post-trial procedural issues are discussed. Special topics of interest include race and gender bias, executing the innocent, and international and foreign law issues.