Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2005

256 Pages | 5 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195179804

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Debating the Death Penalty

Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Case

Edited by Hugo Adam Bedau and Paul G. Cassell

This volume brings together seven experts--judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and philosophers--to debate the death penalty in a spirit of open inquiry and civil discussion. Here, as the contributors present their reasons for or against capital punishment, the multiple facets of the issue are revealed in clear and thought-provoking detail. Is the death penalty a viable deterrent to future crimes? Does the legal system discriminate against poor or minority defendants? In confronting such questions and making their arguments, the contributors marshal an impressive array of evidence, both statistical and from their own experiences working on death penalty cases.


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