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Capital Punishment: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition (Contemporary World Issues), Kronenwetter, Michael John
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Author Name:    Kronenwetter, Michael John

Title:   Capital Punishment: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition (Contemporary World Issues)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Edition:   2

Publisher:    ABC-CLIO 

ISBN Number:   1576074323 / 9781576074329

Seller ID:   ING9781576074329

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"Capital Punishment" focuses on the use of the death penalty in the United States, its international status, and how foreign developments affect the country. It includes a history, a discussion of the controversies surrounding the death penalty, updated biographical sketches, and statistics. Key documents include the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming capital punishment, a key dissent, Charles Dickens' 19th century view of the guillotine, and various papal and European Union decrees. It also includes a chronology, organizations, websites with further information, and an annotated bibliography.

In this updated survey, a thorough overview of capital punishment, author Michael Kronenwetter reveals interesting facts, for example, under Roman law, death was the penalty for publishing "insulting songs" and disturbing the city's peace.



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