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- DescriptionCapital punishment attracts strong and opposing moral positions execution by the state under any condition is wrong versus execution as just retribution for heinous killing. Using evidence from legal history, this book rejects these moral arguments as a basis for determining the social value of death penalty and considers the issue scientifically.
- Author BiographyAlfred B. Heilbrun, Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus and Distinguished Emeritus Fellow at Emory University. Professor Heilbrun holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa. He is also author of Criminal Dangerousness and the Risk of Violence and Stress and the Risk of Psychological Disorder in College Women, both from the University Press of America.
- Author(s)Alfred B. Heilbrun
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication28/07/2006
- GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight313 g
- Width162 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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