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The death penalty, Jean Alicia Elster, book editor

Label
The death penalty
Title
The death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Jean Alicia Elster, book editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the history of capital punishment in America from the 17th century to present while covering topics such as cruel and unusual punishment, deterrence, race and gender discrimination, the morality of state-sanctioned killing, and protecting the innocent defendant
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
345.73/0773
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9227.C2
LC item number
D4116 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Elster, Jean Alicia
Series statement
The history of issues
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  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • United States
  • Doodstraf
  • Rechtsontwikkeling
  • Capital punishment
Label
The death penalty, Jean Alicia Elster, book editor
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The death penalty is not always cruel and unusual punishment
  • Potter Stewart
  • Executing juveniles is cruel and unusual punishment
  • John Paul Stevens
  • The Supreme Court's ruling that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment is wrong
  • Cameron Talley
  • Chapter 2.
  • The deterrence debate
  • The death penalty is not the best deterrent to crime
  • Cesare Beccaria
  • Chapter 1.
  • The death penalty deters potential murderers
  • John Stuart Mill
  • The death penalty deters juries from convicting murderers
  • Maynard Shipley
  • The death penalty is necessary to protect society
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Statistics can neither prove nor disprove that capital punishment deters murderers
  • James Q. Wilson
  • Chapter 3.
  • Fairness and the death penalty
  • Is the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment?
  • Racial discrimination in death penalty sentences must be proved on a case-by-case basis
  • Lewis F. Powell
  • Many people have been wrongfully sentenced to death in New York
  • Marty I. Rosenbaum
  • Slavery, lynching, and the death penalty as methods of social control
  • William S. McFeely
  • The death penalty is fair
  • Walter Berns and Joseph Bessette
  • Women are no longer spared the death penalty because of their gender
  • Elizabeth Rapaport
  • Electrocution is not cruel and unusual punishment
  • The death penalty is unfair and should be abolished
  • Austin Sarat
  • DNA technology can assure the fairness of the death penalty
  • New York Post
  • Chapter 4.
  • Moral issues
  • The death penalty is immoral and should be abolished
  • Benjamin Rush
  • The death penalty is sanctioned by God
  • Jacob J. Vellenga
  • Melville Weston Fuller
  • The death penalty is forbidden by Jewish law
  • Israel J. Kazis
  • The moral benefits of the death penalty
  • Ernest van den Haag
  • Michigan's moral stand against the death penalty
  • Eugene G. Wanger
  • The death penalty is not as cruel and unusual as life imprisonment
  • Jacques Barzun
  • The death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment
  • William O. Douglas and William J. Brennan, Jr.
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741483960
Label
The death penalty, Jean Alicia Elster, book editor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The death penalty is not always cruel and unusual punishment
  • Potter Stewart
  • Executing juveniles is cruel and unusual punishment
  • John Paul Stevens
  • The Supreme Court's ruling that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment is wrong
  • Cameron Talley
  • Chapter 2.
  • The deterrence debate
  • The death penalty is not the best deterrent to crime
  • Cesare Beccaria
  • Chapter 1.
  • The death penalty deters potential murderers
  • John Stuart Mill
  • The death penalty deters juries from convicting murderers
  • Maynard Shipley
  • The death penalty is necessary to protect society
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Statistics can neither prove nor disprove that capital punishment deters murderers
  • James Q. Wilson
  • Chapter 3.
  • Fairness and the death penalty
  • Is the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment?
  • Racial discrimination in death penalty sentences must be proved on a case-by-case basis
  • Lewis F. Powell
  • Many people have been wrongfully sentenced to death in New York
  • Marty I. Rosenbaum
  • Slavery, lynching, and the death penalty as methods of social control
  • William S. McFeely
  • The death penalty is fair
  • Walter Berns and Joseph Bessette
  • Women are no longer spared the death penalty because of their gender
  • Elizabeth Rapaport
  • Electrocution is not cruel and unusual punishment
  • The death penalty is unfair and should be abolished
  • Austin Sarat
  • DNA technology can assure the fairness of the death penalty
  • New York Post
  • Chapter 4.
  • Moral issues
  • The death penalty is immoral and should be abolished
  • Benjamin Rush
  • The death penalty is sanctioned by God
  • Jacob J. Vellenga
  • Melville Weston Fuller
  • The death penalty is forbidden by Jewish law
  • Israel J. Kazis
  • The moral benefits of the death penalty
  • Ernest van den Haag
  • Michigan's moral stand against the death penalty
  • Eugene G. Wanger
  • The death penalty is not as cruel and unusual as life imprisonment
  • Jacques Barzun
  • The death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment
  • William O. Douglas and William J. Brennan, Jr.
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741483960

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