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The death penalty

Author: Jenny Cromie; Lynn M Zott
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the topic of the death penalty by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as whether capital punishment is legally and morally just or unjust, how much of a safeguard it is to society, and whether it is applied fairly.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Cromie; Lynn M Zott
ISBN: 9780737749601 0737749601 9780737749618 073774961X
OCLC Number: 607987905
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch 1. Is the death penalty just and ethical? --
Why I support the death penalty / Edward Koch --
Justice is not served with the death penalty / Raymond Lesniak --
Christian doctrine supports capital punishment / Bryan Fisher --
Christian doctrine does not support capital punishment / United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ch 2. Does the death penalty serve the public good? --
The death penalty deters crime / David Muhlhausen --
The death penalty isn't the answer to crime woes / Jack Weil --
The cost of the death penalty outweighs its benefits to society / Julie Delcour --
The death penalty is essential, and its cost is irrelevant / Derek Schmidt --
Death penalty would end punishment of victim's family / Irl Stambaugh, Gary Stambaugh --
The death penalty does not fulfill survivors' needs for closure / Susan Bandes, as told to Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights. Ch 3. Is the death penalty applied fairly? --
The capital punishment system is still racially biased / David A. Love --
Racial bias in the capital punishment system has decreased over time / Charles Lane --
DNA testing reveals serious problems in the capital punishment system / Radley Balko --
DNA testing cannot solve fundamental flaws in the capital punishment system / Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón --
People with mental illness should be exempt from the death penalty / Susannah Sheffer --
Many people with mental illness should not be exempt from the death penalty / Sam Vaknin. Ch 4. Should the death penalty be abolished or reformed? --
Death penalty is dead wrong: it's time to outlaw capital punishment in America, completely / Mario M. Cuomo --
The death penalty should not be abolished / Bruce Fein --
Why death-penalty opponents can't win / Jonah Goldberg --
Executions should stop until the capital punishment process is reformed / Michael Hall --
The death penalty cannot be reformed and should be abolished / Richard C. Dieter --
Incarceration for life without parole could replace the death penalty / Robert Johnson, Sandra McGunigall-Smith.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Jenny Cromie and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.

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This volume explores the topic of the death penalty by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as whether capital punishment is legally and morally just or unjust, how much of a safeguard it is to society, and whether it is applied fairly.

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