Capital Punishment Research Resources in HeinOnline

Case Law, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Capital Punishment, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
Shannon Furtak

Capital punishment is one of the most controversial issues facing global society, both today and historically. Many countries have abolished the death penalty. Those which have not include the United States, China, India, Japan, and most Islamic states. The United States is the only Western nation still using capital punishment.

Proponents of the death penalty argue that it is a deterrent to crime, prevents offenders from committing further crimes, and is a tool prosecutors and police can use when plea bargaining with defendants. Opponents believe capital punishment is inhumane, discriminates against poor and minority defendants, and does not actually deter crime.

Death Penalty Fast Facts

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New in HeinOnline: History of Capital Punishment

History of Capital Punishment, What's New
Shannon Furtak

It’s easily one of the most controversial and heavily debated issues in history, and HeinOnline has created a resource packed with information on capital punishment, providing researchers with a comprehensive overview of the history of death penalty legislation.

Major components of History of Capital Punishment include:

  • The Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection. This book is the result of more than 50 years of research by Eugene G. Wanger, a noted expert on the subject of capital punishment. It includes more than 7,000 bibliographic entries of books, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, photographs, and other memorabilia related to the history of the death penalty…

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