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13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment It is the destruction of human life It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime It is an instr

  • Title: 13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty
  • Author: Mario Marazziti Paul Elie
  • ISBN: 9781609805678
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment It is the destruction of human life It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries It is a tool of justice that disproportionality affects religious, social, and racial minorities.Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment It is the destruction of human life It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries It is a tool of justice that disproportionality affects religious, social, and racial minorities It is a sanction that cannot be fixed if unjustly applied Yet the United States along with countries notorious for human rights abuse remains an advocate for the death penalty In these thirteen pieces, Mario Marazziti exposes the profound inhumanity and irrationality of the death penalty in this country, and urges us to join virtually every other industrialized democracy in rendering capital punishment an abandoned practice belonging to a crueler time in human history A polemical book, yes, yet one that brings together a wide range of stories to compel the heart as well the mind.

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    1. This is heavy reading in the sense that the tone is sober, the pace slow and the chapters are arranged with no particular rhyme or reason.In some chapters Marazziti delivers engaging personal stories of the victims and former death penalty advocates- whose closeness to actual executions and death row inmates had caused an irreversible change on their view on life and the taking of it.From crisp summaries to narrated encounters with executioners, wardens and death row inmates Marazziti attempts t [...]

    2. A mostly effective polemic on capital punishment using a mix of statistics, case studies, and personal anecdotes.

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