History of Crime and Punishment: Capital Punishment, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Valerie Bodden
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532172427
  • ISBN-13: 9781532172427
  • DDC: 345.73
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book examines all aspects of capital punishment in the United States. It discusses the history behind the death penalty in the United States and varying opinions about the ethics of capital punishment. Features include a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Life and Death.
2: The History of Execution.
3: How Capital Punishment Works.
4: Is the Death Penalty Right or Wrong?.
5: Does the Death Penalty Help or Harm Society?.
6: When Mistakes Are Made.
7: Impact on Victims, Families, and Executioners.
8: Alternatives, Reform, or Abolition.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Authors.