A valuable book for those who are uncertain about the use of capital punishment in our society. -- Todd Jermstad Federal Probation Because it combines a philosophical framework and a debate-oriented approach, The Death Penalty: For and Against makes a unique contribution to the literature on capital punishment ... for those wanting theoretical and historical material to better understand capital punishment, Pojman and Reiman do not disappoint. -- Samuel B. Hoff, Delaware State University The Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 9 No. 9From the Publisher:
Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution: we deserve to be rewarded and punished according to the virtue or viciousness of our actions. He asserts that the death penalty does deter some potential murderers and that we risk the lives of innocent people who might otherwise live if we refuse to execute those deserving that punishment. Jeffrey Reiman argues that although the death penalty is a just punishment for murder, we are not morally obliged to execute murderers. Since we lack conclusive evidence that executing murderers is an effective deterrent and because we can foster the advance of civilization by demonstrating our intolerance for cruelty in our unwillingness to kill those who kill others, Reiman concludes that it is good in principle to avoid the death penalty, and bad in practice to impose it.
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Descripción Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. May include moderately worn cover, writing, markings or slight discoloration. SKU:9780847686322-4-0-3. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780847686322-4-0-3
Descripción Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G0847686329I3N10
Descripción Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP13528166
Descripción Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Nº de ref. de la librería GD-214-92-6984806