This revised edition of a perennial bestseller, with more than 50 percent new material, is a much-needed overview of a hotly debated topic. * Primary documents including the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the death penalty; qEvangelium Vitae, q Pope John Paul's encyclical letter opposing the death penalty; and the South African court opinion abolishing the death penalty * Lists of organizations in the United States and abroad, mostly devoted to the abolition of the death penaltyIn his central argument, Beccaria declares a[t]hat a punishment may not be an act of violence. ... Bedau, one of the preeminent scholars on capital punishment, presents forty new essays by a variety of scholars, as well as updated statistics, and ... Covers legal, moral, race, and class issues from a wide variety of perspectives.
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