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TEXAS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ASSESSMENT


Working documents for the Assessment Team’s review and records. (last updated 9/06/13).

DISCLAIMER:  This is a private website for the exclusive use of the Texas Capital Punishment Assessment Team.  The documents contained herein are drafts and are confidential.  As such, these documents should not be considered representative of the views of the collective or individual membership of the Assessment Team while the Assessment process is ongoing.

Highlights of the Report/Executive Summary.

Part II- Highlights - A-Team Areas and Recommendations for Reform

Part III- Summary of the Report


Drafts adopted by the Full Assessment Team.

Please inform project staff if you would like to suggest major or substantive revisions to any of these drafts.

Chapter 1: Demographics of State's Death Row and Satutory Evolution of State's Death Penalty Scheme; Progression of a Death penalty Case from Arrest to Execution

Chapter 2:  Law Enforcement Identification and Interrogation Procedures

Chapter 3: Collection, Preservation, and Testing of DNA and Other Types of Evidence

Chapter 4: Crime Labs and Medical Examiner Offices

Chapter 5:  Prosecutorial Professionalism

Chapter 6: Defense Services

Chapter 7: The DIrect APpeal and Proportionality Review

Chapter 8: State Post-Conviction Proceedings

Chapter 9: Clemency

Chapter 10: Capital Jury Instructions

Chapter 11:  Judicial Independence

Chapter 12: Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Chapter 13:  Mental Retardation and Mental Illness

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