Legal research is the process of identifying and recovering information that supports legal decision-making, from the analysis of the facts to the application and results of the investigation. The research requires primary sources to look up jurisdictions concerning cases and statutes, as well as background information regarding certain legal topics. Websites and databases such as LexisNexis and Westlaw provide are excellent resources, while many law libraries grant free access to legal information online, such as the Free Access to Law Movement from Cornell Law School.
Another argument raised against the death penalty stems from the irreversible nature of the punishment. In this regard, Bradley (488) asserts that the death penalty is vulnerable to cases associated with wrongful executions and provides no room to review the conviction. In this regard, Bradley suggests alternative forms of punishment with equal severity such as life imprisonment without parole. These alternative forms of punishment provide reasonable grounds for the death penalty to be abolished. For instance, life imprisonment without parole is equally severe and addresses the loopholes associated with the death penalty such as wrongful convictions.