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The death penalty in America : an anthology

Author: Hugo Adam Bedau
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1964.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Adam Bedau
OCLC Number: 265532
Description: xiv, 584 pages : tables ; 19 cm
Contents: The laws, the crimes, and the executions --
Offenses punishable by death --
Juveniles and capital punishment --
Volume and rate of capital crimes --
A sociological analysis of criminal homicide --
The death sentence, 1960 --
Executions 1962 --
The argument for the death penalty --
Christianity and the death penalty --
Statements in favor of the death penalty --
The death sentence --
The argument against the death penalty --
Judaism and the death penalty --
A protestant's view of the death penalty --
Is the death penalty unconstitutional? --
Public opinion and the death penalty --
Attitudes of wardens toward the death penalty --
Attitudes of state police toward the death penalty --
Death and imprisonment as deterrents to murder --
Does the death penalty protect municipal police? --
Does the death penalty protect state police? --
The deterrent effect of capital punishment in Philadelphia and California --
Effect of repeal and reintroduction of the death penalty on homicide rates --
Abolition and restoration of the death penalty in Oregon, Missouri, and Delaware --
The struggle over capital punishment in New Jersey --
Parole of capital offenders, recidivism and life imprisonment --
Executions and commutations in North Carolina and Pennsylvania --
The human side of capital punishment --
Crime of passion --
The question of identity --
The making of a boy killer --
Rehabilitation on death row.
Responsibility: [edited by] Hugo Adam Bedau.

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