TEXAS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ASSESSMENT
Working documents for the Assessment Team’s review and records. (last updated 9/06/13).
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Highlights of the Report/Executive Summary.
Drafts adopted by the Full Assessment Team.
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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