Research Guide: Death Penalty

Finding Articles

The death penalty is a big topic. We suggest narrowing your focus to a specific moral, ethical, or legal argument. Here are some searches that can help you get started:

"death penalty" AND ethics
"death penalty" AND justice
"death penalty" AND morality
"death penalty" AND innocence
"death penalty" AND recidivism




Background Information

The following books provide background information for beginning research on the death penalty.
Title Availability
The Death Penalty: Debating the Moral, Legal, and Political Issues Floor 4, KF 9227. C 2 D 41175 2011
The Death Penalty: Documents Decoded Floor 4, KF 9227. C 2 M 423 2014
America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present Floor 4, HV 8699. U 5 A 745 2011 or Read Online
Death Penalty: Opposing Viewpoints Floor 4, HV 8694. D 3814 2006
The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective Floor 4, HV 8694. H 657 2002
Death Penalty on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents Floor 4, KF 9227. C 2 G 47 2005
Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? Floor 4, HV 8699. U 5 D 635 2004
Deterrence and the Death Penalty Read Online

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