THE DEATH PENALTY IN AMERICA An Anthology

Author: Bedau (Hugo Adam) Ed. by:
Year: 1964
Publisher: Doubleday
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 4.00
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Paperback. Is capital punishment necessary, or even useful in the United States. Seldom has dispute over this issue been carried on with adequate reference to the facts involved. To make a sound decision, one needs answers to many questions, which this book, surveying both sides of the issue, attempts to provide. What crimes today are punishable by death? What proportion of those convicted of them are executed? Does racial prejudice enter the picture? What has happened to the rate of these crimes in states that have abolished the death penalty? Is imprisonment as good a protection for police and public? Have paroled murderers murdered again? Are legislators and law enforcement officers in favour of capital punishment? What do religious groups think? The author has composed a number of illuminating essays on facets of these problems previously little discussed in print, and has drawn together the opinions of several distinguished writers on the subject, including : John Barlow Martin, Sidney Hook, Thorstein Sellin, Jacques Barzun, and J. Edgar Hoover. With Bibliog. and Index. 584pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With previousl owner's name/date insc. of James Avery Joyce, an Irish Barrister and author of many books including 'Capital Punishment: A World View'. Hugo Bedau has made several references to Avery's books which Avery has noted on fep. Review copy with loosely inserted slip. Sl. sunned covers o/w Vg+

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