The Death Penalty

van den Haag, Ernest; Schwarzschild, Henry
April 1985
ABA Journal;Apr85, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p38
Features views opposing or supporting death penalty in the United States. Constitutional provisions consistent with death penalty; State's arrogation of God-like wisdom to decide who should live and who should die; Deterrent effect of death penalty; Argument of social utility; Exemplary effect of death penalty; Violation of elementary human dignity and human rights.


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