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Punishment and the Death Penalty

The Current Debate (Contemporary Issues)

by Robert M. Baird

  • 221 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Penology & punishment,
  • Sociology,
  • Penology,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • United States,
  • Legal System,
  • Capital Punishment,
  • Punishment

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsStuart E. Rosenbaum (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8130958M
    ISBN 100879759461
    ISBN 109780879759469

    The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Amnesty opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception - regardless of who is accused, the nature or circumstances of the crime, guilt or innocence or method of execution. Death sentences and executions - YouTube. Amnesty International. 68K subscribers.   A mong the major nations of the Western world, the United States is singular in still having the death penalty. After a five-year moratorium, from to , capital punishment was reinstated in the United States courts. Objections to the practice have come from many quarters, including the American Catholic bishops, who have rather consistently opposed the death penalty.

      The book deals with current issues of the process towards abolition as the lack of evidence about the deterrence effect of death penalty and its consideration as a cruel and inhuman punishment. Together with the editors, the contribution includes studies, among others, of H.J. Albrecht, Gabrio Forti, Roger Hood, Salim Himnat and Sergio García 5/5(1).   Book Review: The Death Penalty on the Ballot: American Democracy and the Fate of Capital Punishment. Show all authors. Abiodun Raufu. Abiodun Raufu. View ORCID profile See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar for this author. First Published Febru Book Author: Abiodun Raufu.

    The Death Penalty I. "DOWN with the gallows!" is a cry not unfamiliar in America. There is always a movement afoot to make odious the just principle of "a life for a life"--to represent it as "a relic of barbarism," "a usurpation of the divine authority," and the rotten rest of it The law making murder punishable by death is as purely a measure of self-defense as is the display of a pistol to. Georgia U.S. () — [The] Court upheld Georgia’s newly passed death penalty and said that the death penalty was not always cruel and unusual punishment. Tison v.


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Punishment and the Death Penalty by Robert M. Baird Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Death Penalty book gives a lot of information on the death penalty in the U.S.A. and throughout the ages in other parts of the world. It is well written and I learned many things I didn't know about it. I am against the death penalty, and I hope one day this cruelty will be it will be stopped/5(9).

This distinguished constitutional theorist takes a hard look at current criminal law and the Supreme Court's most recent decisions regarding the legality of capital punishment. Examining the penal system, capital punishment, and punishment in general, he reviews the continuing debate about the purpose of punishment for deterrence, rehabilitation, or by: Books.

Books: Lethal State — A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina. The death penal­ty and lynch­ing were instru­ments of “ white suprema­cist polit­i­cal and social pow­er” in North Carolina, diverg­ing in form but not in func­tion.

So writes University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill American Studies Professor Seth Kotch In. Excerpt. The sentencing of the year-old American Michael Fay to a caning in Singapore and Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun's unequivocal public renunciation of capital punishment have intensified current debate over punishment in general and capital punishment in particular—the two topics of this collection of essays.

Michael Fay. capital punishment, imposition of a penalty of death by the state. History Capital punishment was widely applied in ancient times; it can be found (c BC) in the Code of the fall of Rome to the beginnings of the modern era, capital punishment.

His book contrasts the discourse of conservative and pragmatic anti-death penalty activists, which he says accepts the legitimacy of the institutional machinery of capital punishment and the moral values of harsh retributivism, with arguments that “emphasize the inherent dignity of the person facing execution.” He says the lessons of history suggest.

The Death of the American Death Penalty: States Still Leading the Way by Call Number: EBL E-book. Publication Date: The death penalty has largely disappeared as a national legislative issue and the Supreme Court has mainly bowed out, leaving the Author: Kirk Moll.

Death Penalty and International Law. by Richard C. Dieter, Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center. Introduction. Gradually, in the course of social evolution, a consensus forms among nations and peoples that certain practices can no longer be Size: KB.

Capital punishment is currently authorized in 28 states, by the federal government and the U.S. military. In recent years, New Mexico (), Illinois (), Connecticut (), Maryland (), New Hampshire () and Colorado () have legislatively abolished the death penalty, replacing it with a sentence of life imprisonment with no possibility for parole.

Crimes that carry the death penalty vary greatly worldwide, from treason and murder to theft. In militaries around the world, courts-martial have sentenced capital punishments also for cowardice, desertion, insubordination, and mutiny.

Per Amnesty International's death penalty annual report. He concludes that the real issue is not whether the death penalty deters crime, but that in an imperfect universe, justice demands the death penalty. Originally published by Basic Books in   / Stephen Nathanson -- Justice, civilization, and the death penalty: answering van den Haag / Jeffrey H.

Reiman -- Refuting Reiman and Nathanson / Ernest van den Haag -- Safely executed / Christie Davies -- Capital punishment and contemporary values: people's misgivings and the court's misperceptions / William Bowers -- Callins : Capital punishment, also known as death penalty, is a government sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime.

Punishment," London Review of Books, 5 October ; Gary Wills, "The Dramaturgy of Death," New York Review of Books, 21 June 9 The most authoritative source for updated data on the death penalty is the Death Penalty Infor.

4Thorsten Sellin, The Death Penalty (). Excerpts from this book and many other sources were reprinted (along with some new material) in a useful anthology The Death Penalty in America, edited by Hugo A.

Bedau (). Sellin was a leading criminologist and a File Size: 26KB. “ Executing Freedom is a brilliant exploration of capital punishment’s place in American culture over the past half century.

LaChance connects the death penalty to virtually every aspect of American life, including movies, politics, religion, and the family.

long as the death penalty exists, there is a need for advocacy against it. This book provides arguments and analysis, reviews trends and shares perspectives on moving away from the death Size: 1MB.

Reporting on the first study of initiative and referendum processes used to decide the fate of the death penalty in the United States, this book explains how these processes have played an important, but generally neglected, role in the recent history of America's death penalty.

In this bold and impassioned book, Austin Sarat seeks to change the terms of that debate. Capital punishment must be stopped, Sarat argues, because it undermines our democratic society.

Sarat unflinchingly exposes us to the realities of state killing. He examines its foundations in ideas about revenge and retribution. Debating the Death Penalty. Should America Have Capital Punishment.

The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Best Case. Edited by Hugo Adam Bedau and Paul G. Cassell. Publication Date - February ISBN: pages Hardcover /8 x /4 inches In Stock. Retail Price to Students: $. Capital punishment and the implementation of the safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty - Yearly supplement of the Secretary-General to his quinquennial report.

This report discusses consequences of the imposition and application of the death penalty on the enjoyment of various human rights.The book also includes the text of Governor George Ryan's March speech in which he explained why he had commuted the sentences of all prisoners on Illinois's death representing the viewpoints of experts who face the vexing questions about capital punishment on a daily basis, Debating the Death Penaltymakes a vital contribution to a more nuanced understanding of the moral and legal .Capital Punishment Is a Deterrent by George E.

Pataki The death penalty is a necessary tool for fighting and reducing crime. Capital punishment deters crime by causing would-be murderers to fear arrest and conviction and by preventing convicted murderers from killing again.