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xxviii, 146 p. ; 26 cm.
The issue of capital punishment is a continually-debated issue because it calls into question the values and direction of society. How is a civilisation supposed to handle lawbreakers? Are some crimes so heinous and some people so dangerous that the death penalty is the only appropriate response? The United States Constitution prohibits 'cruel and unusual punishment', but opinions on whether that includes capital punishment are vehement on both sides. Many states have some form of death penalty, and public opinion seems to indicate support of it in principle. However, many firestorms have erupted recently over the application of the penalty, including the topics of its use on minors and those with mental disabilities. There are also questions raised about how much of a factor race plays in a capital sentence. Internationally, several countries have foresworn the death penalty, with certain countries in Europe and the Americas refusing to extradite criminal suspects (including suspected terrorists) to the US if capital punishment is a possible sentence. With such politically flammable and ethically challenging issues hanging over it, capital punishment is a vitally important issue to understand. To help facilitate that study, this book assembles a carefully selected and substantial listing of literature focussing on the death penalty. Anyone researching this area of criminal justice will find this book an important tool as it offers easy access to the most relevant works about capital punishment. Following the bibliography, further access is provided with author, title, and subject indexes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781590335314 20160528
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266 p. ; 26 cm.
Capital punishment, the death penalty, has enjoyed wide public support in the United States as the penalty of choice for one member of society taking the life of another. This viewpoint is not shared by most European governments -- perhaps because their murder rate is considerably lower. DNA testing, however, has begun to shed light not on the appropriateness of the penalty, but on the vastly imperfect system of what is jocularly termed justice. DNA evidence has overturned case after case resulting in a seashift in public opinion. This book examines current statutes dealing with the death penalty and presents a detailed bibliography on the topics with access provided by subject and author indexes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781560728627 20160527
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1 v. (various pagings) ; 24 cm.
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4. Capital punishment [1984]

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xii, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
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35, 15, 5 leaves ; 28 cm.
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10 p. ; 28 cm.
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1 p. l., 45 p. 26 cm.
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1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm.
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27 p. ; 28 cm.
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27 p. ; 28 cm.
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48, 18 leaves. 36 cm.
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3 volumes : illustration ; 28 cm
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