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Death penalty : just punishment or cruel practice?

Author: Allison Krumsiek
Publisher: New York : Lucent Press, 2018.
Series: Hot topics (Lucent Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When a violent crime is committed, some people believe the only fair punishment is for the perpetrator to be put to death. Others feel that this practice is inhumane and that no one should be deliberately killed, regardless of what he or she may have done. This volume examines the history of the death penalty, the ways it is administered, and the arguments for and against it. Chapter questions encourage discussion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Krumsiek
ISBN: 9781534562066 1534562060
OCLC Number: 1018944380
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Sanctioning punishment --
Support for the death penalty --
The case against the death penalty --
The court's rule on capital punishment --
A global look at the death penalty.
Series Title: Hot topics (Lucent Press)
Responsibility: Allison Krumsiek.

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When a violent crime is committed, some people believe the only fair punishment is for the perpetrator to be put to death. Others feel that this practice is inhumane and that no one should be deliberately killed, regardless of what he or she may have done. This volume examines the history of the death penalty, the ways it is administered, and the arguments for and against it. Chapter questions encourage discussion among readers, and detailed charts and compelling sidebars enhance readers understanding of this hotly debated topic.

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