The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment in the Twenty-first Century
James Michael Martinez, William D. Richardson, William Donald Richardson, D. Brandon Hornsby
Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Law - 408 pages
The death penalty is one of the most contentious issues of our time and has generated an astonishing amount of arguments both for and against capital punishment. Out of this debate, Martinez, Richardson, and Hornsby have crafted the broadest and most balanced account to date. The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment in the Twenty-First Century explores the death penalty from four distinct perspectives--philosophical, theological, social science, and legal--and includes scholarly essays on both sides of the debate. An ideal reader for students and policy makers, The Leviathan's Choice is essential for everyone following the arguments surrounding the death penalty.
Low Deeds and High Goods Philosophical Foundations of the Death Penalty in the American Regime
Bearing Witness and Writing History in the Struggle against Capital Punishment
Why Capital Punishment?
Woe to the Hand That Shed This Costly Blood Philosophical Arguments against the Death Penalty
Religious Orientation Race and Support for the Death Penalty
Theological Arguments and the Case against Capital Punishment
Is Capital Punishment Wrong?
Deliverance from the Vicious Cycles of Murder
The Executioners Face Is Always Well Hidden Social Science Arguments against Capital Punishment
Massive Resistance Capital Punishment the Abolitionist Movement and the Supreme Court
Freakishly Imposed or Fundamentally Fair? Legal Arguments against the Death Penalty
Legal Arguments in Favor of the Death Penalty
Flaws in Capital Sentencing Skewing the Reasoned Moral Response
The Death Penalty and the International Community Evolving Norms or Persistent Differences?
Reflections on the Future of the Death Penalty
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