The Death Penalty

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Children's Literature - Stacey L. Hester
Because the death penalty is such an intricate and complicated subject, students and teachers alike will find this book appealing. In straightforward language, Walker begins by introducing readers to fundamental principles of government, state and federal laws, important national documents and landmark Supreme Court cases, all of which provide readers with a base of essential knowledge upon which to form their own views on this subject. Walker builds on this foundation by outlining the controversial arguments surrounding the death penalty and the role of religious beliefs in the formation of these viewpoints. Citing landmark cases, Walker reveals how the ethnicity, age, gender and social class of the accused person may influence a jury's verdict. She includes a glossary of key terms, pertinent photographs, timeline, marginal notes and a suggested list of resources to assist readers in comprehensive understanding of this controversial topic. If utilized for class instruction, teachers should consider the maturity level and critical thinking skills of students as loose chapter citation may be problematic for some audiences. However, if the loose citation is addressed, this is a potential platform for instruction on the necessity of proper documentation. Reviewer: Stacey L. Hester
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604530551
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Essential Viewpoints Series: Set 2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Death Penalty: A Solution?     6
Death Penalty Basics     16
Overview of the Controversy     26
Religion and Death Penalty Proponents     38
Religion and Death Penalty Opponents     48
Objections to the Death Penalty     56
Support for the Death Penalty     68
Special Considerations     78
The Future     88
Timeline     96
Essential Facts     100
Additional Resources     102
Glossary     104
Source Notes     106
Index     110
About the Author     112
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