Capital Punishment: A Balanced Examination

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Law - 700 pages
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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
Brutalization
65
Incapacitation
77
PerspectivesAre Capital Murderers a Greater Threat Than Noncapital
90
Cost
101
PerspectivesIs the Cost of the Death Penalty Relative to Other Forms
116
Innocence
123
Constitutional Considerations
155
PerspectivesIs Racism a Conclusive Moral Argument Against
408
Victim Impact Evidence
431
Capital Juries
461
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515
Issues of ApplicationIntroduction 57 1
571
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Rape and Proportionality
263
FelonyMurder
279
Critical Documents
312
PerspectivesShould Juveniles Be Exempt from the Death
329
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363
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653
Notes and Sources
669
The Authors and Their Contributions
675
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