The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies

The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies

3.86 (30 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by 

List price: US$40.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

In The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject, provides a comprehensive source-book on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well. No mere revision of the third edition of The Death Penalty in America (1982) this volume brings together an entirely new selection of 40 essays and includes updated statistical and 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 death penalty 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 45.72mm | 907.18g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 2 halftones, 7 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195104382
  • 9780195104387

About Hugo Adam Bedau

About the Author: Hugo Adam Bedau is Austin Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.show more

Rating details

30 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 27% (8)
4 43% (13)
3 23% (7)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X