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

 

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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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