Death Nation: The Experts Explain American Capital Punishment / Edition 1

Death Nation: The Experts Explain American Capital Punishment / Edition 1

by Matthew B. Robinson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131586939

ISBN-13: 9780131586932

Pub. Date: 03/08/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Based on empirical evidence, Death Nation offers a fair and reasoned analysis of capital punishment as it is actually practiced in the United States. It includes a discussion of death penalty history, an analysis of the death penalty law and a discussion of various policy implications. Rather than present philosophical or moral arguments, it

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Based on empirical evidence, Death Nation offers a fair and reasoned analysis of capital punishment as it is actually practiced in the United States. It includes a discussion of death penalty history, an analysis of the death penalty law and a discussion of various policy implications. Rather than present philosophical or moral arguments, it presents findings from a survey administered to dozens of capital punishment experts throughout the United States. Included in the book are fact check sections that analyze these expert opinions for accuracy based on available empirical evidence. Examines important questions such as: Do executions reduce murder?; Is capital punishment biased against any race, gender, or class of people?; Is the death penalty used against the innocent?; Is the application of the death penalty plagued by significant problem?; Why is the United States the only western industrialized nation to continue to carry out executions? Uses empirical evidencerather than philosophical or moral arguments, to analyze the realities of the death penalty as it is actually practiced in the United States. Captures and presents the opinions of capital punishment experts with regard to the effectiveness of the death penalty in America, as well as its alleged problems. Anyone interested in capital punishment within the United States and those involved with death penalty policies and states that maintain capital punishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131586932
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FACTS AND HISTORY

CHAPTER TWO DEATH PENALTY LAW

CHAPTER THREE METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER FOUR JUSTIFICATIONS FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: IS THE DEATH PENALTY EFFECTIVE?

CHAPTER FIVE ALLEGED PROBLEMS WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: IS THE APPLICATION OF DEATH PENALTY PLAGUED BY BIAS, ERROR AND OTHER PROBLEMS?

CHAPTER SIX DEATH PENALTY OPINION AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

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