The Death Penalty Debate

ebook Issues in Society

By Justin Healey

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What are the arguments for and against capital punishment? Are there exceptions for the worst offenders? Does the death penalty prevent or deter crime? This book looks at the death penalty and its legal abolition worldwide, and explores a range of arguments and attitudes towards capital punishment in Australia and abroad. Can the death penalty ever be applied fairly? Whose right is it, if anyone's, to decide death over life? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.

The Death Penalty Debate