Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-151) and index.
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Is the death penalty just and ethical? -- Does the death penalty serve the public good? -- Is the death penalty applied fairly? -- How should US death penalty practices be reformed?
"Current Controversies: Death Penalty" takes a look at whether the death penalty is just and ethical, if it serves a public good, if it is applied fairly, and how the US death penalty practices should be reformed. "The Current Controversies" series examines today's most important social and political issues; each volume presents a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.; Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical Publisher's marketing.