Capital punishment Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Capital punishment.

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  • 6 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (6)

1,580 words, approx. 6 pages
Capital Punishment Throughout the twentieth century, America remained one of the few industrialized countries which carried out executions of criminals. Most trace this attitude to the Biblical root... Read more
1,088 words, approx. 4 pages
Death Penalty There is an ongoing crucial debate within the criminal justice system as to the moral status of the death penalty. Retentionists hold that the death penalty is morally justified; aboliti... Read more
19,981 words, approx. 67 pages
ON APRIL 19, 1995, JUST a few minutes after 9 A.M. , the lives of 168 men, women, and children were brutally snuffed out through the actions of one man named Timothy McVeigh. More than 800 others were... Read more
56,228 words, approx. 188 pages
In the spring of 1993, Morris Gauger and his wife, Ruth Gauger, were bludgeoned and stabbed to death on their family farm near Richmond, Illinois. Their son, forty-year-old Gary Gauger, phoned 911 aft... Read more
33,187 words, approx. 111 pages
Americans have argued over the death penalty since the early days of the republic. Today, high-profile cases provide frequent opportunities for debate between proponents and opponents of capital punis... Read more
37,277 words, approx. 125 pages
In the summer of 1984, a young girl was kidnapped, raped, and murdered near her home in Baltimore County, Maryland. Twenty-three-year-old Kirk Bloodsworth was accused of the crime, and he was convicte... Read more