Justice in the Shadow of Death

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780847682690: Justice in the Shadow of Death
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In 1994, Congress established more than sixty new capital crimes with wide public support. Davis argues that, if the U.S. is ever to join the majority of the world in abolishing capital punishment, opponents of the death penalty must make a stronger philosophical case against it. He systematically dissects the arguments in favor of capital punishment and demonstrates why they are philosophically superior to opposing arguments. By connecting the death penalty to a general theory of punishment in which penalties are retributive in proportion to the crime, Davis shows why we must reconceive the entire criminal justice system and address violent crime more successfully before the death penalty can be successfully opposed.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Michael Davis is Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is the author of To Make the Punishment Fit the Crime.

Review:

An interesting, original and provocative book. Davis has illuminating things to say about issues that other philosophers rarely touch, such as, whether it is appropriate for doctors to participate in executions, and what punishment the crime of rape deserves. (Jeffery Reiman, William Fraser McDowell Professor Philosophy, American University)

Davis's book is the latest challenge to complacent thinking by those who oppose the death penalty. Whether or not one agrees with him, grappling with his arguments can only improve the level of debate on this controversial issue. His book is an example of applied philosophy at its best. (Hugo Adams Bedau, Tufts University)

This work is important...for its careful discussions of the death penalty, preventive detention, and the method of determining appropriate legal penalties, with case studies in rape and bad samaritanism... It will surely be referred to widely, among scholars, and made use of by scholars and students. (Nelson Potter, University of Nebraska)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 112.00
US$ 81.87

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780847682706: Justice in the Shadow of Death

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0847682706 ISBN 13:  9780847682706
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Davis, Michael
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0847682692 ISBN 13: 9780847682690
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0847682692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 81.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Michael Davis
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0847682692 ISBN 13: 9780847682690
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 1996. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1994, Congress established more than sixty new capital crimes with wide public support. Davis argues that, if the U.S. is ever to join the majority of the world in abolishing capital punishment, opponents of the death penalty must make a stronger philosophical case against it. He systematically dissects the arguments in favor of capital punishment and demonstrates why they are philosophically superior to opposing arguments. By connecting the death penalty to a general theory of punishment in which penalties are retributive in proportion to the crime, Davis shows why we must reconceive the entire criminal justice system and address violent crime more successfully before the death penalty can be successfully opposed. Seller Inventory # ANB9780847682690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Michael Davis
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0847682692 ISBN 13: 9780847682690
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 1996. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1994, Congress established more than sixty new capital crimes with wide public support. Davis argues that, if the U.S. is ever to join the majority of the world in abolishing capital punishment, opponents of the death penalty must make a stronger philosophical case against it. He systematically dissects the arguments in favor of capital punishment and demonstrates why they are philosophically superior to opposing arguments. By connecting the death penalty to a general theory of punishment in which penalties are retributive in proportion to the crime, Davis shows why we must reconceive the entire criminal justice system and address violent crime more successfully before the death penalty can be successfully opposed. Seller Inventory # ANB9780847682690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 104.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Michael Davis
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0847682692 ISBN 13: 9780847682690
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 1996. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In 1994, Congress established more than sixty new capital crimes with wide public support. Davis argues that, if the U.S. is ever to join the majority of the world in abolishing capital punishment, opponents of the death penalty must make a stronger philosophical case against it. He systematically dissects the arguments in favor of capital punishment and demonstrates why they are philosophically superior to opposing arguments. By connecting the death penalty to a general theory of punishment in which penalties are retributive in proportion to the crime, Davis shows why we must reconceive the entire criminal justice system and address violent crime more successfully before the death penalty can be successfully opposed. Seller Inventory # BTE9780847682690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 133.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Michael Davis
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (1996)
ISBN 10: 0847682692 ISBN 13: 9780847682690
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0847682692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 454.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds