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The death penalty : what's keeping it alive

Author: Andrea D Lyon
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States is divided about the death penalty -- 17 states have banned it, while the remaining states have not. From wrongful convictions to botched executions, capital punishment is fraught with controversy. In The Death Penalty: What's Keeping it Alive, award-winning criminal defense attorney Andrea Lyon turns a critical eye towards the reasons why the death penalty remains active in most states, in spite  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea D Lyon
ISBN: 9781442232679 1442232676
OCLC Number: 881208650
Description: xiii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The death penalty yesterday and today --
Moral and religious underpinnings of the death penalty --
The media as a messenger of death --
The death penalty as a political tool --
The failure and fate of capital punishment --
Appendix A: Death penalty historical timeline --
Appendix B: Countries with and without the death penalty --
Appendix C: States with and without the death penalty.
Responsibility: Andrea D. Lyon.

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Andrea Lyon, Dean of Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana, once again brings her prodigious experience and knowledge to one of the most vexing and polarizing issues in our society, the death Read more...

 
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