Does Capital Punishment Deter Crime?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737736762
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Series: At Issue
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 91
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Consistent and Swift Application of the Death Penalty Reduces Murder Rates   Wesley Lowe     11
The Deterrent Effect of the Death Penalty Is a Myth   Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.   Jesse L. Jackson Jr.   Bruce Shapiro     19
An Effective Death Penalty Protects the Community from Criminals   Kent Scheidegger     29
The Death Penalty Saves Lives   William Otis     34
The Death Penalty Keeps Americans Safe from Terrorist Threats   George W. Bush     39
The Death Penalty Hinders the Fight Against Terrorism$dAmerican Civil Liberties Union     47
The Death Penalty Encourages Terrorism   Thomas McDonnell     53
Capital Punishment Maintains Law and Order   Mufti Zubair Bayat     57
Modern Societies Do Not Deter Crime with Capital Punishment   Chris Patten     61
Capital Punishment Does Not Make Nations Safer   Paul Simon     66
The Islamic World Must Reexamine Capital Punishment   Tariq Ramadan     71
The United States Must Reconsider the Death Penalty   Richard C. Dieter     80
Executions Send a Strong Deterrent Message   Peter Ryan     87
Organizations to Contact     94
Bibliography     101
Index     107
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