The Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty Analytical Essay by cee-cee

The Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty
The author of this paper examines the issue of the death penalty and attempts to evaluate its effect as a deterrent.
# 110837 | 2,500 words | 15 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The author of this paper examines whether there is a basis of truth in the statement that capital punishment deters violent crime. The writer contends that this statement is used by many who believe in the death penalty but that there are many that insist that there is little to no effect. The author examines both sides of the argument in an attempt to draw conclusions from the information gathered and determine which side is correct.

Argument for the Death Penalty
Argument Against the Death Penalty
Works Cited

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Banner, Stuart. (2003). The death penalty: An American history. Harvard University Press.
  • Bayat, Mufti Z. (7 June 1999). Capital punishment a deterrent to serious crime. Jumiatul Ulama. <
  • Bedau, Hugo Adam. (1998). The death penalty in America: Current controversies. Oxford University Press, USA.
  • Cassell, Paul G. & Bedau, Hugo Adam. (2005). Debating the death penalty: Should America have capital punishment? Oxford University Press, USA.
  • Cook, Kimberly J. (1999). "Against Capital Punishment." Social Forces.

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