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Death Penalty Seminar: Issues in Capital Punishment: Statutes

This guide serves as an introduction to the resources available about the Death Penalty, specifically for LAW 6518 Death Penalty Seminar: Issues in Capital Punishment.

The Death Penalty in the United States

Selected State Statutes

Below are the primary crime and/or criminal procedure sections regarding the death penalty for selected states. Please note that there may be additional state statutes concerning the death penalty that are not listed here.

Alabama Code §13A-5-39

California Penal Code §§190

Florida Statutes, §775.081 & .082

Georgia Code, §17-10-30

Louisiana Revised Statutes, §14:30

Mississippi Code of 1972 Unannotated, §97-3-21

North Carolina, §14-17

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 18 §1102

Tennessee Code Annotated, §39-13-202

Texas Penal Code, §12.31

Code of Virginia, §18.2-10

See also §18.2-31, listing and describing the categories of homicide to which the Virginia death penalty applies.


50 State Statutory Survey: Death Penalty

A Survey of Death Penalty Statutes by State (Westlaw; login required)