Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? Acts, Omissions, And Life-Life Tradeoffs.
Stanford Law Review 2005, Dec, 58, 3
Stanford Law School
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INTRODUCTION Many people believe that capital punishment is morally impermissible. In their view, executions are inherently cruel and barbaric. (1) Often they add that capital punishment is not, and cannot be, imposed in a way that adheres to the rule of law. (2) They contend that, as administered, capital punishment ensures the execution of (some) innocent people and also that it reflects arbitrariness, in the form of random or invidious infliction of the ultimate penalty. (3)
- Category: Law
- Published: Dec 01, 2005
- Publisher: Stanford Law School
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 93 Pages
- Language: English