The Death Penalty: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

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Capital punishment attracts strong and opposing moral positions: execution by the state under any condition is wrong versus execution as just retribution for heinous killing. Using evidence from legal history, this book rejects these moral arguments as a basis for determining the social value of the death penalty and considers the issue scientifically by determining whether capital punishment deters willful killing.

The Death Penalty: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors 2006, University Press of America, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780761834724

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