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Capital punishment : theory and practice of the ultimate penalty

Author: Virgina Leigh Hatch; Anthony Walsh
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Capital Punishment: Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty is a fair, balanced, and accessible introduction to the greatest moral issue facing the American criminal justice system today. Opening with a unique chapter that outlines the philosophical and theoretical explanations for punishment and its relevance to the death-penalty debate, the authors then explore the wide array of topics in the field"--Unedited  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virgina Leigh Hatch; Anthony Walsh
ISBN: 9780190212681 0190212683
OCLC Number: 927438828
Description: xiv, 352 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why do we punish : the origin and purpose of punishment --
History of the death penalty in the United States : past and present --
The foundational cases : Furman to Stanford --
The foundational cases : Atkins to Baze --
The death penalty and public opinion --
Methods of execution --
Deterrence and the death penalty --
The death penalty and special populations : race, gender, age, and mental capacity --
Modern science and the death penalty --
Wrongful convictions and the death penalty --
The financial burden of the death penalty and other collateral costs --
The death penalty : the federal, military, and international perspective.
Responsibility: Virgina Leigh Hatch, Boise State University, Anthony Walsh, Boise State University.

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"Capital Punishment: Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty is a fair, balanced, and accessible introduction to the greatest moral issue facing the American criminal justice system today. Opening with a unique chapter that outlines the philosophical and theoretical explanations for punishment and its relevance to the death-penalty debate, the authors then explore the wide array of topics in the field"--Unedited summary from book cover.
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