The Death Penalty

Author: Ida Walker

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604530551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 574

Examines current critical debates about the death penalty, including the legislation that has shaped the issue as well as the numerous sides of each argument.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Death Penalty

Justice Or Legalized Murder?

Author: Ted Gottfried

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761321552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8136

Discusses the history of the death penalty, the different methods of execution, and how public opinion changes based on the legal and ethical issues that surround this controversial issue.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Public Executions

The Death Penalty and the Media

Author: Christopher S. Kudlac

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275993078

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

View: 7289

Examines the most "celebrated" death penalties in recent years, the reasons they captured the spotlight, and the influence the attention has had on the death penalty debate.
Posted in Social Science

Facing the Death Penalty

Essays on a Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Author: Michael Radelet

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877227212

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 6050

"These essays...show us the human and inhuman realities of capital punishment through the eyes of the condemned and those who work with them. By focusing on those awaiting death, they present the awful truth behind the statistics in concrete, personal terms." --William J. Bowers, author of Legal Homicide Between 1930 and 1967, there were 3,859 executions carried out under state and civil authority in the United States. Since the ten-year moratorium on capital punishment ended in 1977, more than one hundred prisoners have been executed. There are more than two thousand men and women now living on death row awaiting their executions. Facing the Death Penalty offers an in-depth examination of what life under a sentence of death is like for condemned inmates and their families, how and why various professionals assist them in their struggle for life, and what these personal experiences with capital punishment tell us about the wisdom of this penal policy. The contributors include historians, attorneys, sociologists, anthropologists, criminologists, a minister, a philosopher, and three prisoners. One of the prisoner-contributors is Willie Jasper Darden, Jr., whose case and recent execution after fourteen years on death row drew international attention. The inter-disciplinary perspectives offered in this book will not solve the death penalty debate, but they offer important and unique insights on the full effects of American capital punishment provisions. While the book does not set out to generate sympathy for those convicted of horrible crimes, taken together, the essays build a case for abolition of the death penalty. "This work stands with the best of what's been written. It represents the best of those who have seen the worst." --Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post Book World
Posted in Social Science

The Death Penalty

A Worldwide Perspective

Author: Roger G. Hood,Carolyn Hoyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199228469

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

View: 3293

The 4th edition edition of this classic study has been thoroughly revised to provide up-to-date information on the scope and practice of capital punishment and the movement, backed by international organizations and human rights treaties, to abolish the death penalty worldwide. As in previouseditions, it draws on Roger Hood's experience as consultant to the United Nations for the Secretary General's five-yearly surveys of capital punishment as well as the latest information from non-governmental organizations and the academic literature.Not only have more countries - such as the Phillipines - abolished capital punishment, but amongst those that retain the death penalty, fewer have been carrying out executions. Legal challenges to the mandatory imposition of capital punishment have been successful, as has the movement to abolish thedeath penalty for those who commit a capital crime when under the age of 18. Of particular interest is the situation in China, where all death sentences are to be reviewed by the People's Supreme Court. Support for capital punishment is waning in the USA, where concern is mounting as evidence ofconviction of the innocent grows, and where there have been renewed challenges to the constitutionality of the death penalty.Despite the many advances towards world-wide abolition, this book reveals many human rights abuses where the death penalty still exists. These include the wide range of crimes still subject to capital punishment in some countries, the lack of protection from police abuse, unfair trials, lack ofaccess to qualified defence counsel, terrible conditions and excessive periods of time spent on 'death row', and public and painful forms of execution. Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle engage with the latest debates on the realities of capital punishment, especially the claim that the death penalty is a uniquely effective deterrent to murder and other serious crimes. This edition brings up-to-date the discussion of whether capital punishment can everbe administered equitably, without discrimination or error, and, for the first time, considers the alternatives to capital punishment, especially the problems associated with a mandatory sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. This edition also considers the role andinfluence of victims' families and victim interest movements.
Posted in Social Science

The Death Penalty in America

Current Controversies

Author: Hugo Adam Bedau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195122862

Category: Law

Page: 524

View: 1329

Collected essays analyze and evaluate the practice of capital punishment, and present arguments for and against it
Posted in Law

The Debate About the Death Penalty

Author: Kaye Stearman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6333

Discusses the death penalty, including its history, why some people are against it, and how it affects society.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Against the Death Penalty

International Initiatives and Implications

Author: Jon Yorke

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754674139

Category: Law

Page: 314

View: 7725

This edited volume brings together leading scholars on the death penalty within international, regional and municipal law. It considers the intrinsic elements of both the promotion and demise of the punishment around the world, and provides analysis which contributes to the evolving abolitionist discourse.
Posted in Law

Equal Justice and the Death Penalty

A Legal and Empirical Analysis

Author: David C. Baldus,George Woodworth,Charles A. Pulaski

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555530563

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

View: 6843

Posted in Social Science

The Death penalty

opposing viewpoints

Author: Carol Wekesser

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 8034

Opposing viewpoints debate death penalty issues. Includes critical thinking activities.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Barbaric Punishment

Abolishing the Death Penalty

Author: Hans Göran Franck,Klas Nyman

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041121516

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

View: 6073

In this volume, Swedish human rights activist and political figure, Hans Göran Franck, examines the administration of the death penalty from a historical perspective. The author's opinions are based on his lifelong work and devotion to abolishing the 'barbaric punishment'. Building upon previously unpublished material and considerable detail drawn from Franck's personal experiences, it focuses on both the progressive developments within European countries and institutions over several decades, and the frustratingly retrograde situation that prevails in the United States. The author dedicated this book to those facing a sentence of death. During the course of his work, the author traveled to numerous countries and met many condemned men and women. Publication of this important volume, which comes a few years after Hans Göran Franck's untimely passing, coincides with a major development to which he contributed, the adoption of Protocol No. 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights, which abolishes capital punishment in both wartime and peacetime. William A. Schabas a law professor who specializes in the subject of capital punishment, has ensured that the manuscript is up to date, and contributed the introductory chapter.
Posted in Social Science

A Life for a Life

The American Debate Over the Death Penalty

Author: Michael Dow Burkhead

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078643368X

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 6396

"This book explores the various trends in public opinion that influence crime prevention efforts, create public policy, and reform criminal law. It discusses three core issues: the role of free will and determination; the search for the root cause or causes of crime; and the effects of studying crimes versus studying criminals"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Social Science

The Death Penalty

Abolition in Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287138743

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 185

View: 2622

Conclusion - Sergei Kovalev.
Posted in Capital punishment

Deterrence and the Death Penalty

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Law and Justice,Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309254167

Category: Law

Page: 144

View: 3505

Many studies during the past few decades have sought to determine whether the death penalty has any deterrent effect on homicide rates. Researchers have reached widely varying, even contradictory, conclusions. Some studies have concluded that the threat of capital punishment deters murders, saving large numbers of lives; other studies have concluded that executions actually increase homicides; still others, that executions have no effect on murder rates. Commentary among researchers, advocates, and policymakers on the scientific validity of the findings has sometimes been acrimonious. Against this backdrop, the National Research Council report Deterrence and the Death Penalty assesses whether the available evidence provides a scientific basis for answering questions of if and how the death penalty affects homicide rates. This new report from the Committee on Law and Justice concludes that research to date on the effect of capital punishment on homicide rates is not useful in determining whether the death penalty increases, decreases, or has no effect on these rates. The key question is whether capital punishment is less or more effective as a deterrent than alternative punishments, such as a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Yet none of the research that has been done accounted for the possible effect of noncapital punishments on homicide rates. The report recommends new avenues of research that may provide broader insight into any deterrent effects from both capital and noncapital punishments.
Posted in Law

Against the Death Penalty

Christian and Secular Arguments Against Capital Punishment

Author: Gardner C. Hanks

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

ISBN: 9780836190755

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 702

Drawing on Old and New Testament resources as well as secular arguments, Gardner C. Hanks shows that the death penalty harms rather than helps any quest for a just, humane society. He demonstrates through research data that the death penalty is an ineffective crime-fighting tool.
Posted in Religion

Furman V. Georgia

Debating the Death Penalty

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761425830

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 2247

Discusses the historical use of capital punishement, details the court case of Furman v. Georgia, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was cruel and unusual punishment, and describes the legacy of the case.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Religion and the Death Penalty

A Call for Reckoning

Author: Erik Owens,John D. Carlson,Eric P. Elshtain

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802821720

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 9204

Series Foreword p. viii Foreword Jean Bethke Elshtain p. x Preface p. xiii Contributors p. xvi Religion and Capital Punishment: An Introduction Erik C. Owens and Eric P. Elshtain p. 1 I Faith Traditions and the Death Penalty 1. Catholic Teaching on the Death Penalty: Has It Changed? Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. p. 23 2. Can Capital Punishment Ever Be Justified in the Jewish Tradition? David Novak p. 31 3. The Death Penalty: A Protestant Perspective Gilbert Meilaender p. 48 4. Punishing Christians: A Pacifist Approach to the Issue of Capital Punishment Stanley Hauerwas p. 57 5. The Death Penalty, Mercy, and Islam: A Call for Retrospection Khaled Abou El Fadl p. 73 II Theological Reflections on the Death Penalty 6. Categorical Pardon: On the Argument for Abolishing Capital Punishment J. Budziszewski p. 109 7. Biblical Perspectives on the Death Penalty Michael L. Westmoreland-White and Glen H. Stassen p. 123 8. Christian Witness, Moral Anthropology, and the Death Penalty Richard W. Garnett p. 139 9. Human Nature, Limited Justice, and the Irony of Capital Punishment John D. Carlson p. 158 10. Responsibility, Vengeance, and the Death Penalty Victor Anderson p. 195 III Personal Commitments and Public Responsibilities 11. The Death Penalty: What's All the Debate About? Frank Keating p. 213 12. Reflections on the Death Penalty and the Moratorium George H. Ryan p. 221 13. God's Justice and Ours: The Morality of Judicial Participation in the Death Penalty Antonin Scalia p. 231 14. Why I Oppose Capital Punishment Mario M. Cuomo p. 240 15. Capital Punishment: Is It Wise? Paul Simon p. 248 16. Facing the Jury: The Moral Trials of a Prosecutor in a Capital Case Beth Wilkinson p. 254 17. The Problem of Forgiveness: Reflections of a Public Defender and a Murder Victim's Family Member Jeanne Bishop p. 264 Afterword: Lifting New Voices against the Death Penalty: Religious Americans and the Debate on Capital Punishment E.J. Dionne Jr. p. 277 Index.
Posted in History

Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998

Author: Kathleen A. O'Shea

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275959524

Category: Law

Page: 404

View: 4664

Studies criminal cases from throughout the twentieth century in which women have been given the death penalty.
Posted in Law

America Without the Death Penalty

States Leading the Way

Author: John F. Galliher,Larry W. Koch,David Patrick Keys,Teresa J. Guess

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536398

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 5141

In 2000, Governor George Ryan of Illinois, a Republican and a supporter of the death penalty, declared a moratorium on executions in his state. In 2003 he commuted the death sentences of all Illinois prisoners on death row. Ryan contended that the application of the death penalty in Illinois had been arbitrary and unfair, and he ignited a new round of debate over the appropriateness of execution. Nationwide surveys indicate that the number of Americans who favor the death penalty is declining. As the struggle over capital punishment rages on, twelve states and the District of Columbia have taken bold measures to eliminate the practice. This landmark study is the first to examine the history and motivations of those jurisdictions that abolished capital punishment and have resisted the move to reinstate death penalty statutes.
Posted in Law

Jamaica, the death penalty

report of an Amnesty International mission to Jamaica

Author: Amnesty International

Publisher: Amnesty Intl USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 63

View: 7958

Posted in Law