Phi Kappa Phi Forum, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 13-17, Winter 2002
6 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2011
Date Written: 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.
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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Bessler, John D., America's Death Penalty: Just Another Form of Violence (Winter 2002). Phi Kappa Phi Forum, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp. 13-17, Winter 2002 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1747935 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1747935