Capital Punishment, Second Edition

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009
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Contents

Foreword
6
What Is Capital Punishment?
10
The Death Penalty Is an Effective Deterrent to Crime
19
The Death Penalty Is Not an Effective Deterrent to Crime
29
Reducing Limits on Capital Punishment Would Make It More Effective
41
It Is Too Easy to Convict and Execute People
52
Capital Punishment Is Applied Fairly in Our Society
61
Capital Punishment Is Applied Unfairly in Our Society
77
Beginning Legal Research
98
Common Citation Forms
100
Elements of the Argument
101
Notes
103
Resources
106
Picture Credits
109
Index
110
Contributors
115

The Future of Capital Punishment in America
93

Common terms and phrases

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