Capital Punishment: A Reader

Can it ever be acceptable for a humane society to put a human being to death In this new volume in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics, a wide range of contributors, including recognized theologians, ethicists, and writers, explore all angles of the wrenching subject of capital punishment.Arguments often turn on how this form of justice functions within the larger social order.Can it ever be acceptable for a humane society to put a human being to death In this new volume in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics, a wide range of contributors, including recognized theologians, ethicists, and writers, explore all angles of the wrenching subject of capital punishment.Arguments often turn on how this form of justice functions within the larger social order Retributionists argue that this extreme penalty is needed to restore social order Advocates of the common good counter that capital punishment s biases against the poor, members of minorities, and those with little education spread social cynicism and disrespect for the law.Scapegoat theorists contend that execution is a form of ritual sacrifice intended to redeem the body politic In contrast, proponents of society s need to decrease the number of murders posit that capital punishment diverts passion away from effective measures that could reduce the rate of homicides.For those who want a single volume source of balanced, accessible information and who seek to formulate their own informed opinion, Capital Punishment A Reader is an essential resource.Books in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics address the most significant moral issues of our time Each volume is designed for both classroom and general use, and features about thirty outstanding articles, essays, and official statements by foremost thinkers and institutions.
Capital Punishment A Reader Can it ever be acceptable for a humane society to put a human being to death In this new volume in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics a wide range of contributors including recognized theologians ethici

  • Title: Capital Punishment: A Reader
  • Author: Glen H. Stassen
  • ISBN: 9780829811780
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Capital punishment Capital punishment in the United States Capital punishment legal definition of capital punishment Capital Punishment The lawful infliction of death as a punishment the death penalty Capital punishment continues to be used in the United States despite controversy over its merits and over its effectiveness as a deterrent to serious crime. Capital punishment World The Guardian Five human rights activists on trial, including one who would be the first female human rights activist to face capital punishment Capital punishment law Britannica Capital punishment Capital punishment, execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense Capital punishment should be distinguished from extrajudicial executions carried out without due process of law The term death penalty is sometimes used interchangeably with Bureau of Justice Statistics BJS Capital Punishment Capital punishment The specific offenses and circumstances which determine if a crime usually murder is eligible for a death sentence are defined by statute and Capital Punishment The end of the death penalty TIME Capital punishment is an expression of the principle that certain extreme boundaries cannot be crossed that some crimes are so terrible that death is the only punishment sufficient to balance Capital Punishment Definition of Capital Punishment by Capital punishment definition is punishment by death the practice of killing people as punishment for serious crimes How to use capital punishment in a sentence punishment by death the practice of killing people as punishment for serious crimes DPIC Death Penalty Information Center Knowing that it was not allowed to acquire this product for use in capital punishment, Judge Gonzalez wrote, the Nevada Department of Corrections was not a good faith purchaser of Alvogen s midazolam. Capital Punishment American Civil Liberties Union The Capital Punishment Project works toward the repeal of the death penalty in the United States through strategic litigation, advocacy, public education, and training programs for capital defense teams Several recent executions have proven that lethal injection can often be painful and prone to

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