|Statement||by R.G. Chaturvedi and M.S. Chaturvedi.|
|Contributions||Chaturvedi, Madhukar Shyam, 1957-|
|LC Classifications||KNS3964 .C48 1989|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 215 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||215|
|LC Control Number||90906420|
Arguments for and against capital punishment are examined. The book begins by tracing the history of the death penalty in the United States, from the colonial period to modern times ( until the mids). It reviews landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions that shaped the practice of capital by: theory and law of capital punishment Download theory and law of capital punishment or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get theory and law of capital punishment book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Description. Capital Punishment: Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty is a fair, balanced, and accessible introduction to the greatest moral issue facing the American criminal justice system today. Opening with a unique chapter that outlines the philosophical and theoretical explanations for punishment and its relevance to the death-penalty debate, the authors then explore the wide. Thoughtful perspectives favoring and opposing capital punishment in the United States. Issues addressed include the morality and deterrent effects of capital punishment, wrongful convictions, race and the death penalty, and the persistence of the death penalty in the United States as other nations have abolished capital punishment.
Capital Punishment, Catholicism, and Natural Law: A Reply to Christopher Tollefsen Novem J By Edward Feser Aquinas taught the principle that a punishment ought to be proportionate to the offense, where death is a proportionate punishment for the gravest crimes. This book explodes this myth that America's founders were ardent advocates of capital punishment. Instead it shows the founders' conflicting and ambivalent views on capital punishment. Cruel and Unusual takes the reader back in time to show how the indiscriminate use of executions gave way to a more enlightened approach, one that has been Author: Kirk Moll. The theory may suggest that once a crime is done in order to protect the many and not a few then capital punishment may not be applied. Conversely, Kant’s theory may suggest that an act which is not done according to rationality or rational will may be subjected to punishment, as actions which are not rational are not good in itself. Punishment is awarded to reduce crimes and used as means to an end, is the claim of the utilitarian. George Hegel and Immanuel Kant criticized and rejected the utility theory, presented the contrast retributive theory of punishment, which is of non-utilitarian on the premises that punishment is not means to an end but end in Size: 63KB.
Among countries that retained the death penalty for ordinary crimes were many in the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. China and Iran were believed to impose capital punishment most frequently. In the United States Since the s almost all capital sentences in the United States have been imposed for . Develops a novel justification for capital punishment that will become an essential reference point for future arguments over the practice; Anchors the morality of capital punishment in a philosophical theory of evil and its consequences that will be of relevance and interest to normative ethicists working beyond criminal law theory. Capital Punishment laws Information on the law about Capital Punishment. The acceptance of capital punishment, or the death penalty, as a sentence for heinous criminal acts has been hotly debated across the nation over the last few decades. On the books in most states, the death penalty has been challenged by many, originally on grounds that it. 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 : $