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Does capital punishment deter crime?

Author: Amy Marcaccio Keyzer
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
Series: At issue., American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a broad range of legal, moral, and scientific perspectives on the deterrent aspect of capital punishment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Marcaccio Keyzer
ISBN: 9780737736755 0737736755 9780737736762 0737736763
OCLC Number: 156845842
Description: 112 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Consistent and swift application of the death penalty reduces murder rates / Wesley Lowe --
The deterrent effect of the death penalty is a myth / Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., and Bruce Shapiro --
An effective death penalty protects the community from criminals / Kent Scheidegger --
The death penalty saves lives / William Otis --
The death penalty keeps Americans safe from terrorist threats / George W. Bush --
The death penalty hinders the fight against terrorism / American Civil Liberties Union --
The death penalty encourages terrorism / Thomas McDonnell --
Capital punishment maintains law and order / Mufti Zubair Bayat --
Modern societies do not deter crime with capital punishment / Chris Patten --
Capital punishment does not make nations safer / Paul Simon --
The Islamic world must reexamine capital punishment / Tariq Ramadan --
The United States must reconsider the death penalty / Richard C. Dieter --
Executions send a strong deterrent message / Peter Ryan.
Series Title: At issue., American politics.
Responsibility: Amy Marcaccio Keyzer, book editor.
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