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Punishment, the Death Penalty -- links from varied religious
Punishment/Death Penalty FAQ -- excellent from the Nat'l
Center for State Courts. Click here for an
and be sure to look at right side menu.
the Case against the Death Penalty - from the ACLU
against Capital Punishment -- includes Vatican
Penalty Information and Resources--from the American Society
of Criminology, which officially opposes the death penalty. Its links,
however, include pro-death penalty documents, as well as info on
wrongful convictions, religion and the death penalty, and death
penalty cases in Illinois specifically.
Penalty Law: an Overview -- includes full-text documents
Organizations & Sites, Pro and Con
of the Death Penalty--a research review that is chock full of
data and references for further research.
the Death Penalty and Recent Developments
Pew Forum on Religion &
Public Life: The Death Penalty -- This nonpartisan organization
provides information (news, backgrounders, polls and surveys), but takes
no position on "issues at the intersection of religion and public
and the Death Penalty-- includes bibliography, full text
articles, links to other death penalty sites.
Legal History of the Death Penalty in America