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Title:
Does capital punishment deter crime?
Author:
Espejo, Roman, 1977-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
74 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Capital punishment reduces murder rates / William Tucker -- Capital punishment does not reduce murder rates / Raymond Bonner and Ford Fessenden -- Capital punishment saves innocent lives / Ernest van den Haag -- Capital punishment encourages the taking of life / Mark Costanzo -- Capital punishment can deter juvenile violence / Chris Lindorfer -- Capital punishment may encourage juvenile violence / Philip Brasfield -- Public executions can maximize the deterrent effect of capital punishment / George J. Bryjak -- Public executions will not deter crime / Paul Finkelman -- Capital punishment protects public safety more effectively than does life imprisonment / Wesley Lowe -- Capital punishment is an ineffective crime control policy / Gary W. Potter -- Arguments for the use of capital punishment as a deterrent are flawed / Ernest Partridge.
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ISBN:
9780737713374

9780737713367
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Summary

Whether executing violent offenders deters murder and violent crime is a major aspect of the capital punishment debate. Contributors to this anthology use both theories and hard evidence to support their divergent views on the death penalty's power of deterrence.


Summary

Whether executing violent offenders deters murder and violent crime is a major aspect of the capital punishment debate. Contributors to this anthology use both theories and hard evidence to support their divergent views on the death penalty's power of deterrence.