The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies

Paperback | April 1, 1998

EditorHugo Adam Bedau

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In The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject, provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well. No mere revision of thethird edition of The Death Penalty in America--which the New York Times praised as "the most complete, well-edited and comprehensive collection of readings on the pros and cons of the death penalty"--this volume brings together an entirely new selection of 40 essays and includes updated statisticaland research data, recent Supreme Court decisions, and the best current contributions to the debate over capital punishment. From the status of the death penalty worldwide to current attitudes of Americans toward convicted killers, from legal arguments challenging the constitutionality of the deathpenalty to moral arguments enlisting the New Testament in support of it, from controversies over the role of race and class in the judicial system to proposals to televise executions, Bedau gathers readings that explore all the most compelling aspects of this most compelling issue.

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In The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject, provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well. No mere revision of thethird edition of The Death Penalty in Ameri...

Hugo Adam Bedau is Austin Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 5.98 × 9.02 × 1.34 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"For the uninitiated proponents of capital punishment...a serious reading of the book will challenge them to confront the chasm between their perception of capital punishment in principle and 'the justice of the death penalty in practice.' The unwitting opponent of capital punishment willlikewise find the facts to support their view while also gaining insight into arguments advanced by those who favor capital punishment. And those familiar with the subject matter will be grateful for the impressive compendium from some of America's foremost authorities on the death penalty,Professor Bedau's incisive analysis, and a few new gems."--Criminal Law Bulletin