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Ethical issues: capital punishment books

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Moving Away from the Death Penalty Arguments, Trends and Perspectives by United Nations: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Moving Away from the Death Penalty Arguments, Trends and Perspectives

Contains articles by the world's foremost academics and experts in the field from all regions. Articles cover a wide range of topics, from the discriminatory application of the death penalty, wrongful convictions, proven lack of deterrence effect, to legality of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2018

Death Penalty and the Victims by United Nations Publications, United Nations: High Commissioner For Human Rights Death Penalty and the Victims
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The perspectives of the victims on the death penalty as reflected in this book are likely to provoke tough discussions and polemics. This may be a welcome challenge. There is a strong and empirically proven correlation between the evidence-based discussion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Capital Punishment on Trial Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America by David M. Oshinsky Capital Punishment on Trial Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America

Takes a fresh look at the Supreme Court's controversial and much-debated stances on capital punishment - in the landmark case of Furman versus Georgia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Courting Death The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment by Carol Steiker, Jordan M. Steiker Courting Death The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
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Refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the U.S. has attempted to reform and rationalize capital punishment through federal constitutional law. While execution chambers remain active in several states, Carol Steiker and Jordan Steiker argue that the fate of the American...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2016

How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment by Sheldon (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Ekland-Olson, Danielle (Occidental College, USA) Dirks How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment
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Slavery, lynching and capital punishment were interwoven in the United States and by the mid-twentieth century these connections gave rise to a small but well-focused reform movement. Biased and perfunctory procedures were replaced by prolonged trials and appeals, which some...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2016

The Death Penalty A Worldwide Perspective by Roger, QC (Hon) DCL FBA, Roger (Professor Emeritus of Criminology, All Soul's College, Oxford) Hood, Carolyn (Professor  Hoyle The Death Penalty A Worldwide Perspective
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The fifth edition of this renowned work charts the progress towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty internationally. The authors make a powerful case for abolition, regarding capital punishment as cruel, inhuman, and degrading.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015

The Death Penalty A Worldwide Perspective by Roger, QC (Hon) DCL FBA, Roger (Professor Emeritus of Criminology, All Soul's College, Oxford) Hood, Carolyn (Professor  Hoyle The Death Penalty A Worldwide Perspective
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The fifth edition of this renowned work charts the progress towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty internationally. The authors make a powerful case for abolition, regarding capital punishment as cruel, inhuman, and degrading.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/12/2014

Ultimate Punishment A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty by Scott Turow Ultimate Punishment A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty

A gripping, clear-sighted, necessary examination of the principles, personalities, and politics of a fundamental dilemma within American democracy with all the drama and intellectual substance of Turow's celebrated fiction.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014

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Once a Jolly Hangman by Alan Shadrake Once a Jolly Hangman

Singapore has one of the highest execution rates per capita in the world. Its government claims that only the death penalty can deter drug dealers from using their country as a transport hub. This title reveals truths about how and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion by Roger, QC (Hon) DCL FBA, Roger (Professor Emeritus of Criminology, University of Oxford and Emeritus fellow) Hood Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion
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This volume explores the continued use of capital punishment in Asia and the reasons behind its retention. Various contributions offer insights into the politics, practice and public opinion of Asian capital punishment
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013

The Death Penalty in Japan Will the Public Tolerate Abolition? by Mai Sato The Death Penalty in Japan Will the Public Tolerate Abolition?

This book examines public attitudes to the death penalty in Japan, focusing on knowledge and trust-based attitudinal factors relating to support for, and opposition to, the death penalty. Information has a significant impact on reducing support for the death penalty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2013

The Death Penalty in the United States A Complete Guide to Federal and State Laws by Louis J., Jr. Palmer The Death Penalty in the United States A Complete Guide to Federal and State Laws
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This new edition includes 13 new chapters. Areas covered by some of the new chapters include Capital felon's defense team; Habeas corpus, coram nobis and section 1983 proceedings; the Innocence protection act and post-conviction DNA testing; Challenging the death sentence...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/10/2013

Is the Death Penalty Dying? European and American Perspectives by Austin Sarat Is the Death Penalty Dying? European and American Perspectives

Examining the historical and political conditions that shaped death penalty practice from the end of World War II to today.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2013

The Case for Capital Punishment by Alfred B., Jr. Heilbrun The Case for Capital Punishment
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Does the prospect of possible execution save lives by deterring the act of murder? Heilbrun presents evidence concerning whether state death penalties demonstrate the two necessary properties of a true deterrent. He also analyzes rarely-considered factors that influence the deterrence...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2012

Peculiar Institution America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition by David Garland Peculiar Institution America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition

Shows how death penalty practice has come to bear the distinctive hallmarks of America's political institutions and cultural conflicts. This title brings clarity to our understanding of this peculiar institution - and a challenge to supporters and opponents alike.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2012

Most Deserving of Death? An Analysis of the Supreme Court's Death Penalty Jurisprudence by Kenneth Williams Most Deserving of Death? An Analysis of the Supreme Court's Death Penalty Jurisprudence

The role of capital punishment in America has been criticised by those for and against death penalty, by the judiciary, academics, the media and by prison personnel. This book demonstrates that it is the inconsistent and often incoherent jurisprudence of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2012

How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment by Sheldon (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Ekland-Olson, Danielle (Occidental College, USA) Dirks How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment
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Slavery, lynching and capital punishment were interwoven in the United States and by the mid-twentieth century these connections gave rise to a small but well-focused reform movement. Biased and perfunctory procedures were replaced by prolonged trials and appeals, which some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2011

Legal Executions After Statehood in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah A Comprehensive Registry by R. Michael Wilson Legal Executions After Statehood in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah A Comprehensive Registry

Since statehood was achieved in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, 322 men and 2 women have been executed. The first of these post-statehood executions took place in Nevada on October 30, 1868, and the last took place in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2011

Capital Punishment by Joseph A. Melusky, Keith Alan Pesto Capital Punishment
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This balanced approach to legal precedent and moral argument regarding the death penalty presents the evidence so readers can reach their own informed conclusions.* 15 black-and-white photos* Excerpts from legal documents, court decisions, and statistical and survey data* Timeline* Bibliography
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2011

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