The decline in death penalty prosecutions and executions has been well-documented. But, criminal justice experts continue to debate the reasons for the decline. University of Virginia Law Professor Brandon Garrett’s new book, End of Its Rope: How Killing The Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice, explores and analyzes the various factors contributing to the decline in capital punishment. The Marshall Project recently published a question and answer interview with Professor Garrett entitled What's Behind the Decline in the Death Penatly.
Materials to assist lawyers representing defendants in federal death penalty proceedings and federal habeas corpus proceedings dealing with the death penalty are available from Defender Services through the Capital Defense Network.