Thinking critically : the death penalty

by Watson, Stephanie, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 364.66 W337
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  364.66 W337
 
 
Summary
The death penalty has existed in Western civilization for thousands of years, and its use has remained controversial throughout that time. Through a narrative-driven pro/con format┬┐supported by facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations┬┐this title examines issues related to the death penalty. Topics include: Does the Death Penalty Deter Crime? Is the Death Penalty Fairly Imposed? Is the Death Penalty Ethical? Does the Death Penalty Serve Justice?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Even a pancake has two sides, as the old saying goes, and these volumes in the dependable Thinking Critically series espouse this philosophy by offering a pro-con study of complex issues that shape public discourse. Each title begins with an overview of the issue and how it has raised debate in recent news. Four chapters follow, each asking a related question and providing key points, including research and philosophy from experts in the fields. Considerable attention is given to race and socioeconomics in The Death Penalty, which reflects upon whether capital punishment is ethical, is fairly imposed, deters crime, and serves justice. Guided questions, charts, and quotes provide additional resources, as do appended lists of facts, organizations, and websites. Rather than face unwieldy results from an Internet search, students can use this series to frame their research coherently.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Thinking critically.
Subjects Capital punishment -- United States.
Punishment in crime deterrence -- United States.
Crime prevention -- United States.
Publisher San Diego, CA :2018
Other Titles Death penalty
Audience Grade 9 to 12.
Language English
Description 80 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781682822654
1682822656
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