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The death penalty : a debate

Author: Ernest Van den Haag; John Phillips Conrad
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the legal and moral arguments for and against the use of capital punishment in the United States.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van den Haag, Ernest.
Death penalty.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)651853512
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Van den Haag; John Phillips Conrad
ISBN: 0306414163 9780306414169
OCLC Number: 9647204
Description: xiv, 305 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Before the killing stopped / John P. Conrad --
Introduction : Death but not torture / Ernest van den Haag --
1. The retributivist's case against capital punishment --
2. The purpose of punishment --
3. The deterrent effect of the death penalty --
4. More on the deterrent effect of the death penalty --
5. Does deterrence need capital punishment? --
6. Deterrence, the death penalty, and the data --
7. The constitutional question --
8. Discrimination and justice --
9. Justice and equality --
10. Special cases --
11. Popular arguments --
12. Crimes of passion --
13. Death, rehabilitation, the Bible, and human dignity --
14. The symbolic meaning of the death penalty --
15. The abolitionist rests --
16. The advocate advocates.
Responsibility: pro, Ernest van den Haag, con, John P. Conrad.
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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  Read more...

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