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Capital punishment

Author: Adam Ward
Publisher: Philadelphia : Mason Crest, [2017] ©2017
Series: Critical world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines some fundamental questions surrounding the issue of capital punishment today. It provides a historical overview of capital punishment, examines countries where the death penalty is still permitted today, and explores the pros and cons of capital punishment.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Ward
ISBN: 9781422236499 1422236498
OCLC Number: 960471274
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is capital punishment? --
The origins of capital punishment --
Debating capital punishment --
Movement to abolish capital punishment --
Do vulnerable people get executed? --
Life on death row --
The future of capital punishment --
Appendix : Capital punishment legal status by country --
Appendix : Executions of child offenders --
Organizations opposed to the death penalty --
Organizations in favor of the death penalty.
Series Title: Critical world issues.
Responsibility: Adam Ward.

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This book examines some fundamental questions surrounding the issue of capital punishment today. It provides a historical overview of capital punishment, examines countries where the death penalty is still permitted today, and explores the pros and cons of capital punishment.

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