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Capital Punishment: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

Kronenwetter, Michael John

Editore: ABC-CLIO, 1993
ISBN 10: 0874367182 / ISBN 13: 9780874367188
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Titolo: Capital Punishment: A Reference Handbook (...

Casa editrice: ABC-CLIO

Data di pubblicazione: 1993

Legatura: Hardcover

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Capital Punishment focuses on the use of the death penalty in the United States, its international status, and how foreign developments affect the country. It includes a history, a discussion of the controversies surrounding the death penalty, updated biographical sketches, and statistics. Key documents include the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming capital punishment, a key dissent, Charles Dickens' 19th century view of the guillotine, and various papal and European Union decrees. It also includes a chronology, organizations, websites with further information, and an annotated bibliography.

In this updated survey, a thorough overview of capital punishment, author Michael Kronenwetter reveals interesting facts, for example, under Roman law, death was the penalty for publishing "insulting songs" and disturbing the city's peace.

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Why is the United States the only industrialized country in the world to persist with capital punishment? This updated edition of Capital Punishment: A Reference Handbook addresses this and other controversial questions. New features include sections on DNA and the Innocence Project, as well as special cases dealing with the mentally ill and incompetent, women, and children.

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