Hot Topics: The Death Penalty: Just Punishment or Cruel Practice?, 1st Edition

  • Allison Krumsiek
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534562060
  • ISBN-13: 9781534562066
  • DDC: 364.66
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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When a violent crime is committed, some people believe the only fair punishment is for the perpetrator to be put to death. Others feel that this practice is inhumane and that no one should be deliberately killed, regardless of what he or she may have done. This volume examines the history of the death penalty, the ways it is administered, and the arguments for and against it. Chapter questions encourage discussion among readers, and detailed charts and compelling sidebars enhance readers’ understanding of this hotly debated topic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: “An Eye for an Eye”.
1: Sanctioning Punishment.
2: Support for the Death Penalty.
3: The Case Against the Death Penalty.
4: The Court's Rule on Capital Punishment.
5: A Global Look at the Death Penalty.
Discussion Questions.
Organizations to Contact.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.