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Bedau, Hugo Adam

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Works: 87 works in 433 publications in 2 languages and 23,680 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Textbooks  Essays  History  Zines 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: HV8699.U5, 364.660973
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Most widely held works by Hugo Adam Bedau
The Death penalty in America by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
34 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,095 libraries worldwide
A study of capital punishment issues, including American attitudes, deterence problems, and discussions for and against the death penalty
Debating the death penalty : should America have capital punishment? : the experts on both sides make their best case by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,431 libraries worldwide
When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings together seven experts -- judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and philosophers -- to debate the death penalty in a spirit of open inquiry and civil discussion. Here, as the contributors present their reasons for or against capital punishment, the multiple facets of the issue are revealed in clear and thought-provoking detail. Is the death penalty a viable deterrent to future crimes? Does the imposition of lesser penalties, such as life imprisonment, truly serve justice in cases of the worst offences? Does the legal system discriminate against poor or minority defendants? Is the possibility of executing innocent persons sufficient grounds for abolition? In confronting such questions and making their arguments, the contributors marshal an impressive array of evidence, both statistical and from their own experiences working on death penalty cases. The book also includes the text of Governor George Ryan's March 2002 speech in which Ryan explained why he had commuted the sentences of all prisoners on Illinois's death row. By representing the viewpoints of experts who face the vexing questions about capital punishment on a daily basis, Debating the Death Penalty makes a vital contribution to a more nuanced understanding of the moral and legal problems underlying this controversy
Civil disobedience; theory and practice by Henry David Thoreau( Book )
67 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,840 libraries worldwide
An assessment of both classical and current philosophical thought concerning the issue of civil disobedience. Drawing upon the essays of such contemporary thinkers as Rawls, Raz and Singer, this text aims to provide the basic material required for debate on the nature of civil disorder
The death penalty in America : an anthology by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
59 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,644 libraries worldwide
In spite of innocence : erroneous convictions in capital cases by Michael L Radelet( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
Few errors made by a government can compare with the horror of executing an innocent person. But the ordeal of victims of judicial error is not measured only by whether they are executed. This sobering book tells the personal stories of over 400 innocent Americans convicted of capital crimes. Some were actually executed; most suffered years of incarceration, many on death row. The volume confronts the reader with how easily safeguards against mistaken convictions can fail. In showing that ordinary citizens, in spite of their innocence, can become trapped in the machinery of justice - even sentenced to die - the authors deliver a strong indictment against capital punishment. Michael L. Radelet, Hugo Adam Bedau, and Constance E. Putnam recount in alarming detail the mistaken identities, perjured witnesses, overzealous prosecutions, and negligent police work that led to more than 400 people being erroneously convicted of capital or potentially capital crimes in this country between 1900 and 1991. The authors describe the arduous routes these defendants traveled to prove their innocence; they demonstrate how frequently luck played a crucial role in freeing an innocent defendant; and they show how, all too often, public officials remained indifferent to evidence that an innocent person had been sentenced to death. "Most Americans do not seriously distrust our criminal justice system or the efficiency and dedication of law enforcement officers," the authors acknowledge in their introduction. "At the same time we know that public servants are not infallible, and that honest errors and occasionally outright corruption do occur. How frequently in the past has the criminal justice system failed in a capital case to convict only the guilty? What explains these failures? How likely are they to happen in the future? How, if at all, can they be remedied or prevented?" Radelet, Bedau, and Putnam argue that there is no remedy, no way to eliminate the risk of failures, even in what is admittedly the world's best criminal justice system, except to abolish the death penalty
Death is different : studies in the morality, law, and politics of capital punishment by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
Victimless crimes; two sides of a controversy by Edwin M Schur( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Justice and equality by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
Critical thinking, reading, and writing : a brief guide to argument by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
From the publisher: Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. With comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, including Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, as well as 35 readings and a casebook on the state and the individual, it is an extraordinarily versatile text. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings
Capital punishment in the United States by Peter Hodgkinson( Book )
6 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 libraries worldwide
The courts, the Constitution, and capital punishment by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Killing as punishment : reflections on the death penalty in America by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
"More than simply a collection of previously published articles, Killing as Punishment represents a unified, interdisciplinary inquiry into several major issues raised by the death penalty. The essays have been revised and updated to survey the current state of the death penalty against the background of the past half-century. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the field, Bedau addresses topics such as strong public support for the death penalty, wrongful convictions in capital cases, the disappearance of executive clemency, constitutional argument surrounding the Eighth Amendment, and procedural reforms under consideration that move toward abolition."--Jacket
Making mortal choices : three exercises in moral casuistry by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
This text examines the usefulness of "casuistry", or "the method of cases" in arriving at moral decisions. It seeks to teach something about how we actually reason concerning life and death situations, and how we ought to reason if we wish both to be consistent and properly respect human life
From critical thinking to argument : a portable guide by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
"From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. With only fifteen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising a condensed version of the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. This versatile text features treatment of classic and modern approaches including Aristotelian, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, as well as a new chapter on analyzing pop culture texts. Like other volumes in the Bedford/St Martin's popular series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides, From Critical Thinking to Argument offers the series' trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of writing and their cost-conscious students."--Publisher information
Current issues and enduring questions : methods and models of argument by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
This is both a text and reader on argument. It covers methods of reading and writing arguments. As a reader it includes 85 argumentative selections. Is the collaborative effort of an English professor and philosophy professor
The case against the death penalty by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Contemporary & classic arguments : a portable anthology by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Miscarriages of justice in potentially capital cases by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Social science research and the death penalty in America : an interim report by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
 
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Bedau, Hugo
Bedau, Hugo 1926-2012
Bedau, Hugo A. 1926-2012
Hugo Adam Bedau American philosopher and death penalty scholar
ヒューゴ・ベドー
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English (316)
Chinese (2)
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