Author: Kaye Stearman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6871

Discusses the death penalty, including its history, why some people are against it, and how it affects society.
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The American Debate Over the Death Penalty

Author: Michael Dow Burkhead

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078643368X

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 873

"This book explores the various trends in public opinion that influence crime prevention efforts, create public policy, and reform criminal law. It discusses three core issues: the role of free will and determination; the search for the root cause or causes of crime; and the effects of studying crimes versus studying criminals"--Provided by publisher.
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Author: Ida Walker

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604530551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8658

Examines current critical debates about the death penalty, including the legislation that has shaped the issue as well as the numerous sides of each argument.
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Author: Joseph A. Melusky,Keith A. Pesto

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313335583

Category: Law

Page: 207

View: 681

"Please see the attached text file"--
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Strategies for Abolition

Author: Peter Hodgkinson,William A. Schabas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139449595

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4076

What are the critical factors that determine whether a country replaces, retains or restores the death penalty? Why do some countries maintain the death penalty in theory but in reality rarely invoke it? By asking these questions, the editors hope to isolate the core issues that influence the formulation of legislation so that they can be incorporated into strategies for advising governments considering changes to their policy on capital punishment. They also seek to redress the imbalance in research, which tends to focus almost exclusively on the experience of the USA, by covering a range of countries such as South Korea, Lithuania, Japan and the British Caribbean Commonwealth. This valuable contribution to the debates around capital punishment contains contributions from leading academics, campaigners and legal practitioners and will be an important resource for students, academics, NGOs, policy makers, lawyers and jurists.
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Author: Ron Fridell

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761415879

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 1940

Presents divergent viewpoints on capital punishment in the United States.
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Essays on a Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Author: Michael Radelet

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877227212

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 7870

"These us the human and inhuman realities of capital punishment through the eyes of the condemned and those who work with them. By focusing on those awaiting death, they present the awful truth behind the statistics in concrete, personal terms." --William J. Bowers, author of Legal Homicide Between 1930 and 1967, there were 3,859 executions carried out under state and civil authority in the United States. Since the ten-year moratorium on capital punishment ended in 1977, more than one hundred prisoners have been executed. There are more than two thousand men and women now living on death row awaiting their executions. Facing the Death Penalty offers an in-depth examination of what life under a sentence of death is like for condemned inmates and their families, how and why various professionals assist them in their struggle for life, and what these personal experiences with capital punishment tell us about the wisdom of this penal policy. The contributors include historians, attorneys, sociologists, anthropologists, criminologists, a minister, a philosopher, and three prisoners. One of the prisoner-contributors is Willie Jasper Darden, Jr., whose case and recent execution after fourteen years on death row drew international attention. The inter-disciplinary perspectives offered in this book will not solve the death penalty debate, but they offer important and unique insights on the full effects of American capital punishment provisions. While the book does not set out to generate sympathy for those convicted of horrible crimes, taken together, the essays build a case for abolition of the death penalty. "This work stands with the best of what's been written. It represents the best of those who have seen the worst." --Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post Book World
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A Call for Reckoning

Author: Erik Owens,John D. Carlson,Eric P. Elshtain

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802821720

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 2010

Series Foreword p. viii Foreword Jean Bethke Elshtain p. x Preface p. xiii Contributors p. xvi Religion and Capital Punishment: An Introduction Erik C. Owens and Eric P. Elshtain p. 1 I Faith Traditions and the Death Penalty 1. Catholic Teaching on the Death Penalty: Has It Changed? Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. p. 23 2. Can Capital Punishment Ever Be Justified in the Jewish Tradition? David Novak p. 31 3. The Death Penalty: A Protestant Perspective Gilbert Meilaender p. 48 4. Punishing Christians: A Pacifist Approach to the Issue of Capital Punishment Stanley Hauerwas p. 57 5. The Death Penalty, Mercy, and Islam: A Call for Retrospection Khaled Abou El Fadl p. 73 II Theological Reflections on the Death Penalty 6. Categorical Pardon: On the Argument for Abolishing Capital Punishment J. Budziszewski p. 109 7. Biblical Perspectives on the Death Penalty Michael L. Westmoreland-White and Glen H. Stassen p. 123 8. Christian Witness, Moral Anthropology, and the Death Penalty Richard W. Garnett p. 139 9. Human Nature, Limited Justice, and the Irony of Capital Punishment John D. Carlson p. 158 10. Responsibility, Vengeance, and the Death Penalty Victor Anderson p. 195 III Personal Commitments and Public Responsibilities 11. The Death Penalty: What's All the Debate About? Frank Keating p. 213 12. Reflections on the Death Penalty and the Moratorium George H. Ryan p. 221 13. God's Justice and Ours: The Morality of Judicial Participation in the Death Penalty Antonin Scalia p. 231 14. Why I Oppose Capital Punishment Mario M. Cuomo p. 240 15. Capital Punishment: Is It Wise? Paul Simon p. 248 16. Facing the Jury: The Moral Trials of a Prosecutor in a Capital Case Beth Wilkinson p. 254 17. The Problem of Forgiveness: Reflections of a Public Defender and a Murder Victim's Family Member Jeanne Bishop p. 264 Afterword: Lifting New Voices against the Death Penalty: Religious Americans and the Debate on Capital Punishment E.J. Dionne Jr. p. 277 Index.
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America’s Death Penalty

Author: Stephen P. Garvey,Neal Devins,Mark A. Graber

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822330431

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 5091

A collection of essays on capital punishment reflects on the most recent legal developments and procedures, considering such topics as the public's opinion about the death penalty, its practice in light of international human rights laws, the execution of innocent people, and the role of race bias. Simultaneous.
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Current Controversies

Author: Hugo Adam Bedau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195122862

Category: Law

Page: 524

View: 9249

Collected essays analyze and evaluate the practice of capital punishment, and present arguments for and against it
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A Debate

Author: Ernest Van den Haag,John Phillips Conrad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489927875

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 5261

From 1965 until 1980, there was a virtual moratorium on executions for capital offenses in the United States. This was due primarily to protracted legal proceedings challenging the death penalty on constitutional grounds. After much Sturm und Drang, the Supreme Court of the United States, by a divided vote, finally decided that "the death penalty does not invariably violate the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the Eighth Amendment." The Court's decisions, however, do not moot the controversy about the death penalty or render this excellent book irrelevant. The ball is now in the court of the Legislature and the Executive. Leg islatures, federal and state, can impose or abolish the death penalty, within the guidelines prescribed by the Supreme Court. A Chief Executive can commute a death sentence. And even the Supreme Court can change its mind, as it has done on many occasions and did, with respect to various aspects of the death penalty itself, durlog the moratorium period. Also, the people can change their minds. Some time ago, a majority, according to reliable polls, favored abolition. Today, a substantial majority favors imposition of the death penalty. The pendulum can swing again, as it has done in the past.
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Capital Punishment in the Twenty-first Century

Author: James Michael Martinez,William Donald Richardson,D. Brandon Hornsby

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847697311

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 7713

One of the broadest and most balanced accounts of the capital punishment debate, The Leviathan's Choice explores the death penalty from four distinct perspectives—philosophical, theological, social science, and legal—and includes scholarly essays on both sides of the debate. An ideal reader for students and policy makers, this book is essential for everyone following the arguments surrounding the death penalty.
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Debating the Moral, Legal, and Political Issues

Author: Robert M. Baird,Stuart E. Rosenbaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591027607

Category: Law

Page: 379

View: 6216

In this excellent anthology, leading experts examines all sides of this thorny issue. Besides age-old questions surrounding the death penalty, some of the articles also address the impact of new advances in DNA technology.
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Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Case

Author: Hugo Adam Bedau,Paul G. Cassell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741007

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 1628

When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings together seven experts--judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and philosophers--to debate the death penalty in a spirit of open inquiry and civil discussion. Here, as the contributors present their reasons for or against capital punishment, the multiple facets of the issue are revealed in clear and thought-provoking detail. Is the death penalty a viable deterrent to future crimes? Does the imposition of lesser penalties, such as life imprisonment, truly serve justice in cases of the worst offences? Does the legal system discriminate against poor or minority defendants? Is the possibility of executing innocent persons sufficient grounds for abolition? In confronting such questions and making their arguments, the contributors marshal an impressive array of evidence, both statistical and from their own experiences working on death penalty cases. The book also includes the text of Governor George Ryan's March 2002 speech in which he explained why he had commuted the sentences of all prisoners on Illinois's death row. By representing the viewpoints of experts who face the vexing questions about capital punishment on a daily basis, Debating the Death Penalty makes a vital contribution to a more nuanced understanding of the moral and legal problems underlying this controversy.
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Author: Peter Hodgkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317169891

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 6642

This collection asks questions about the received wisdom of the debate about capital punishment. Woven through the book, questions are asked of, and remedies proposed for, a raft of issues identified as having been overlooked in the traditional discourse. It provides a long overdue review of the disparate groups and strategies that lay claim to abolitionism. The authors argue that capital litigators should use their skills challenging the abuses not just of process, but of the conditions in which the condemned await their fate, namely prison conditions, education, leisure, visits, medical services, etc. In the aftermath of successful constitutional challenges it is the beneficiaries (arguably those who are considered successes, having been ’saved’ from the death penalty and now serving living death penalties of one sort or another) who are suffering the cruel and inhumane alternative. Part I of the book offers a selection of diverse, nuanced examinations of death penalty phenomena, scrutinizing complexities frequently omitted from the narrative of academics and activists. It offers a challenging and comprehensive analysis of issues critical to the abolition debate. Part II offers examinations of countries usually absent from academic analysis to provide an understanding of the status of the debate locally, with opportunities for wider application.
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The Death Penalty and America's Future

Author: Jesse Jackson,Bruce Shapiro

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385722117

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 2760

A passionate argument against capital punishment argues that the death penalty is morally wrong, an ineffective deterrent, and an instrument of a justice system exemplified by systematic legal error and widespread racial bias. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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opposing viewpoints

Author: Carol Wekesser

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 2427

Opposing viewpoints debate death penalty issues. Includes critical thinking activities.
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Issues in the Debate

Author: Evelyn Strouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780882911151

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 28

View: 3899

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Author: Luis Arroyo Zapatero,William Schabas,Kanako Takayama,Marta Muñoz de Morales,Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha,uclm

Publisher: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha

ISBN: 8490441138

Category: Law

Page: 144

View: 7836

Death penalty: A cruel and inhuman punishment is an academic contribution by Academics for abolition aimed at fostering the debate launched by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 62/149 on 18 December 2007, calling for a worldwide moratorium on executions by 2015, and continued by the upcoming review process of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG). It is mainly a compilation of papers written by the speakers at the Seminar “Against cruel and inhuman punishment and death penalty”, which took place at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, in Madrid, on 9 June 2013, on the eve of the 5th World Congress against the death penalty. The book deals with current issues of the process towards abolition as the lack of evidence about the deterrence effect of death penalty and its consideration as a cruel and inhuman punishment. Together with the editors, the contribution includes studies, among others, of H.J. Albrecht, Gabrio Forti, Roger Hood, Salim Himnat and Sergio García Ramírez. The Academic International Network against the Death Penalty (REPECAP) dedicates this book to the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) chaired by Federico Mayor Zaragoza.
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