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  • Main Title Capital Punishment: An Overview of Federal Death Penalty Statutes


  • Author: Bazan, Elizabeth B.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: American Law Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2005-01-05


  • English


  • Content Description: With the passage of P.L. 103-322, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the federal death penalty became available as a possible punishment for a substantial number of new and existing civilian offenses. On April 24, 1996, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 made further modifications and additions to the list of federal capital crimes. On June 25, 2002, P.L. 107-197, the Terrorist Bombings Convention Implementation Act of 2002, added another capital crime to the United States Code. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, P.L. 108-458, enacted December 17, 2004, included provisions which impacted or expanded some of the existing death penalty provisions. This report lists the current federal capital offenses and summarizes the procedures for federal civilian death penalty cases.
  • Physical Description: 22 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Criminal justice
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Capital punishment - Law - U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Law


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL30962
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL30962 2005-01-05
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs6164