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The Death Penalty Debate

The Death Penalty Debate
  

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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781922084996
Published 25 January 2016 by THE SPINNEY PRESS
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781922084996
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
Imprint The Spinney Press
Publication Date 25 January 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Category Australian
Issues In Society
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 364.660994
Catalogue Code 652803

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While the number of executions worldwide is decreasing, some countries are continuing to execute hundreds of prisoners every year - more than 19,000 people are currently estimated to be on death row worldwide. In less than 40 years, 124 countries have abolished the death penalty. Although no one has been executed in Australia since 1967, Australians' attitudes regarding the death penalty are still mixed. The recent execution of Australians in Indonesia has brought home the human impacts of state-sanctioned killing. What are the arguments for and against capital punishment? Are there ever exceptions for the worst offenders? Does the death penalty prevent or deter crime? What is Australia doing diplomatically to encourage other states towards abolition? 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. Titles in the Issues in Society series are individual resource books which provide an overview on a specific subject comprised of facts and opinions. The information in this resource book is not from any single author, publication or organisation. The unique value of the Issues in Society series lies in its diversity of content and perspectives. The content comes from a wide variety of sources and includes: newspaper reports and opinion pieces, website fact sheets, magazine and journal articles, statistics and surveys, government reports, and literature from special interest groups.

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