America's Death Penalty: Just Another Form of Violence
John D. Bessler
University of Baltimore - School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center
Phi Kappa Phi Forum, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 13-17, Winter 2002
The author in this piece reflects on the death penalty in the U.S. in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The writer goes on to argue that capital punishment is, in and of itself, a form of violence. Also discussed in the article are the gradual removal of executions from public view, issues of deterrence and violent crime, and the author's preference for life-without-possibility-of-parole sentences.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: death penalty, capital punishment, 9/11, terrorism, violence, World Trade Center, September 11 attacks, quality of legal representation, criminal law, federal law, public safety, life-without-parole sentences, government as role model
JEL Classification: K14, K19, K39, K49
Date posted: February 1, 2011
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