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The ethics of capital punishment : a philosophical investigation of evil and its consequences

Author: Matthew H Kramer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Debate has long been waged over the morality of capital punishment, with standard arguments in its favor, grounded in the values of retribution or deterrence, being marshalled against familiar arguments against the practice. In The Ethics of Capital Punishment, Matthew Kramer takes a fresh look at the philosophical arguments on which the system of state execution should stand or fall, and develops a novel,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew H Kramer
ISBN: 9780199642182 0199642184 9780199642199 0199642192
OCLC Number: 751732460
Description: xii, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Deterrence through capital punishment --
Death and retribution --
Death as incapacitation --
Death as a means of denunciation --
The purgative rationale for capital punishment --
The death penalty in operation.
Responsibility: Matthew H. Kramer.

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Taking a fresh look at a central controversy in criminal law theory, The Ethics of Capital Punishment presents a rationale for the death penalty grounded in a theory of the nature of evil and the  Read more...

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