Capital Punishment: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World by Michael John Kronenwetter

By Michael John Kronenwetter

Capital Punishment makes a speciality of using the dying penalty within the usa, its overseas prestige, and the way overseas advancements have an effect on the rustic. It encompasses a heritage, a dialogue of the controversies surrounding the demise penalty, up-to-date biographical sketches, and records. Key records comprise the U.S. ideally suited court docket determination putting forward capital punishment, a key dissent, Charles Dickens' nineteenth century view of the guillotine, and numerous papal and ecu Union decrees. it's also a chronology, firms, web content with additional details, and an annotated bibliography.In this up to date survey, a radical review of capital punishment, writer Michael Kronenwetter finds attention-grabbing proof, for instance, less than Roman legislations, loss of life was once the penalty for publishing "insulting songs" and nerve-racking the city's peace.

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO isbn10 | asin : 0874367182 print isbn13 : 9780874367188 ebook isbn13 : 9780585000374 language : English subject Capital punishment--United States, Capital punishment. 6/6 subject : Capital punishment--United States, Capital punishment. Page iv Copyright © 1993 by Michael Kronenwetter All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review, without prior permission in writing from the publishers.

The calculated killing of a human being by the state involves, by its very nature, a denial of the executed person's humanity. " In many ancient societies, death was imposed for all sorts of criminal and political offenses. In modern times, however, it is used more sparingly. Many modern nations don't use it at all. Those that do, including the United States, usually reserve it for those crimes the society considers most serious. If you offend society deeply enough, you die. Because of its violence and finality, the death penalty is extremely controversial.

Some even want to die, and for them the death penalty can become a kind of suicide. Gary Gilmore was apparently one of these. Gilmore, the first criminal to be executed after the Gregg decision reinstated the death penalty in the mid-1970s, protested the legal efforts abolitionists made to save his life. He insisted the state owed him an execution. "I took 'em serious when they sentenced me to death," he once complained. "I thought you were supposed to take 'em serious. "20 Dr. John C. Woods, the chief of forensic psychiatry at Utah State Hospital, who examined Gilmore, was convinced that the killer sought his own death.

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