At Issue: The Death Penalty, 1st Edition

  • Megan Manzano
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  • ISBN-10: 1534501991
  • ISBN-13: 9781534501997
  • DDC: 364.660973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 120 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Is capital punishment morally justified? Although the issue generates strong opinions, there are no easy answers when it comes to taking the life of a human being. Supporters of the death penalty believe it deters law-breaking and is the only punishment strong enough for horrific crimes such as child murder and genocide. Opponents argue that it violates human rights and point to its finality in the face of judicial system error and unfairness. This resource presents a fascinating progression of current viewpoints that reflect the many facets of the death penalty debate.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the At Issue Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: For and Against the Death Penalty.
2: Moral Arguments Complicate Support of the Death Penalty.
3: The Green Mile and the Death Penalty in Pop Culture.
4: The Alarming Cost of a Death Penalty Trial.
5: Evidence for the Death Penalty as a Deterrent Is Lacking.
6: Race and Its Impact on Death Penalty Cases.
7: How Gender Affects the Death Penalty.
8: Misrepresentation in Capital Cases.
9: How State Ordered Executions Challenge Medical Ethics.
10: Lethal Injections and the Law.
11: Lethal Injections Aren’t More Humane.
12: Changing the Code of Ethics Could End the Death Penalty.
13: Innocent People Can Receive the Death Penalty.
14: The Death Penalty Has Consequences for Families, Too.
15: Problems with Today’s Death Penalty System.
16: The Fate of the Death Penalty Abroad.
Organizations to Contact.