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The Resource Killing as punishment : reflections on the death penalty in America, Hugo Adam Bedau

Killing as punishment : reflections on the death penalty in America, Hugo Adam Bedau

Label
Killing as punishment : reflections on the death penalty in America
Title
Killing as punishment
Title remainder
reflections on the death penalty in America
Statement of responsibility
Hugo Adam Bedau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More than simply a collection of previously published articles, Killing as Punishment represents a unified, interdisciplinary inquiry into several major issues raised by the death penalty. The essays have been revised and updated to survey the current state of the death penalty against the background of the past half-century. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the field, Bedau addresses topics such as strong public support for the death penalty, wrongful convictions in capital cases, the disappearance of executive clemency, constitutional argument surrounding the Eighth Amendment, and procedural reforms under consideration that move toward abolition."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bedau, Hugo Adam
Dewey number
364.66/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
B43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
Label
Killing as punishment : reflections on the death penalty in America, Hugo Adam Bedau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [200]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The death penalty in America, yesterday and today -- American populism : witnesses to an execution -- Convicting and executing the innocent -- Executive clemency in capital cases -- The choice between imprisonment and death -- A moral reading of the Eighth Amendment -- Human dignity and the Eighth Amendment -- Using moral principles to argue about the death penalty -- Abolishing the death penalty even for the worst murderers -- Epilogue
Control code
53002550
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781555535957
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003018649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Killing as punishment : reflections on the death penalty in America, Hugo Adam Bedau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [200]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The death penalty in America, yesterday and today -- American populism : witnesses to an execution -- Convicting and executing the innocent -- Executive clemency in capital cases -- The choice between imprisonment and death -- A moral reading of the Eighth Amendment -- Human dignity and the Eighth Amendment -- Using moral principles to argue about the death penalty -- Abolishing the death penalty even for the worst murderers -- Epilogue
Control code
53002550
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781555535957
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003018649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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