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The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment In The Twenty-First Century, J. Michael Martinez, William D. Richardson, Brandon D. Hornsby Dec 2001

The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment In The Twenty-First Century, J. Michael Martinez, William D. Richardson, Brandon D. Hornsby

J. Michael Martinez

The death penalty is one of the most contentious issues of our time and has generated an astonishing amount of arguments both for and against capital punishment. Out of this debate, Martinez, Richardson, and Hornsby have crafted the broadest and most balanced account to date. The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment in the Twenty-First Century explores the death penalty from four distinct perspectives—philosophical, theological, social science, and legal—and includes scholarly essays on both sides of the debate. An ideal reader for students and policy makers, The Leviathan's Choice is essential for everyone following the arguments surrounding the ...