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Arguments Against Death Penalty

DeathQuest :: <P>This fifth edition of the first true textbook on the death penalty engages the reader with a full account of the arguments and issues surrounding capital punishment. The book begins with the history of the death penalty from colonial to modern times, and then examines the moral and legal arguments for and against capital punishment. It also provides an overview of major Supreme Court decisions and describes the legal process behind the death penalty. In addressing ...

[Neutral] "Death Penalty: Fair Solution or Moral Failure?" by JoAnn Bren Guernsey discusses the history of execution, the process from sentencing to execution, moral issues around the death penalty, arguments for and against it, and the shrinking number of countries who use it as a means of punishment.

Against the Death Penalty: Christian and Secular Arguments Against Capital Punishment by Gardner C. Hanks

from The Daily Beast

The death Penalty should be banned

from miamiherald

''The demagoguery of your response to Justice Blackmun is pretty standard for proponents of state-sanctioned death. Rather than contend with the many logical and irrefutable arguments against capital punishment, they use a brute-force appeal to emotion.''

from The American Vision

The next time you hear the “losing moral authority” and “stooping to the level of the offender” arguments against the death penalty, ask your liberal friend this: “How do you think crimes like those committed in Cleveland should be dealt with?” And when they reply with the inevitable words ”imprisonment” or “incarceration”, just shake your head, smile politely and