Capital Punishment Law

This guide is designed for students doing research on the death penalty. It includes historical materials, social science resources, and moral/ethical philosophy.


The pedagogical goals of this guide are the following:

  1. Learn how to locate death penalty legal materials including criminal statutes from both state and federal jurisdictions.
  2. How to locate social science data on the administration of the death penalty
  3. How to locate materials which analyze the ethical and moral import of capital punishment

States with the Death Penalty


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Heafey Law Library Research Team