Killing as Punishment: Reflections on the Death Penalty in America

Killing as Punishment: Reflections on the Death Penalty in America

by Hugo Adam Bedau
     
 

One of the most respected (and ardent) opponents of the death penalty collects his highly acclaimed essays on capital punishment.See more details below

Overview

One of the most respected (and ardent) opponents of the death penalty collects his highly acclaimed essays on capital punishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555535957
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The death penalty in America, yesterday and today
2American populism: witnesses to an execution
3Convicting and executing the innocent
4Executive clemency in capital cases
5The choice between imprisonment and death
6A moral reading of the Eighth Amendment
7Human dignity and the Eighth Amendment
8Using moral principles to argue about the death penalty
9Abolishing the death penalty even for the worst
Murderers
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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