Capital Punishment: A Balanced Examination

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Law - 700 pages
Capital Punishment: a Balanced Examination, is a balanced and comprehensive overview of capital punishment. It also probes the constitutional implications of its implementation in America, and ponders some of the hard questions concerning its applications, such as how long capital appeals take. Mandery's examination of capital punishment requires the reader to think about some basic philosophical questions, such as would you ever kill? Each chapter begins with a primer of the issue at hand, followed by the data and critical documents necessary to make an educated assessment, and ending with essays offering differing viewpoints by some of the best minds in the country, including Stephen Nathanson, Hugo Adam Bedau, Michael Radelet, Scott Turow, Carol and Jordan Steiker, and Franklin Zimring.
 

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Contents

Moral Arguments About the Death Penalty
1
Religion
23
Deterrence
41
Brutalization
65
Incapacitation
77
Cost
101
Innocence
123
The Death Penalty as Applied in America
155
The Mentally Retarded
339
The Insane
363
Victim Impact Evidence
431
Capital Juries
461
Trial Counsel
521
Habeas Corpus and the Role of Innocence
543
Televised Executions
589
Clemency
599

Rape and Proportionality
263
FelonyMurder
279

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