Nothing Changes—It All Remains the Same: Modern Capital Punishment (Human Sacrifice by a Different Name)

Date
2014
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Publisher
Texas Tech Law Review
Abstract

The idea of ritualized human sacrifice---often public, always moral, and never of the innocent-that guides the article's discussion. Conveys how often in history and throughout the world, the execution of humans has frequently taken on a public, and often spiritual, purpose within each society, performed by its leaders-the infallible cultural icons of morality-for both their own benefit and the benefit of their gods.

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Keywords
Ceremonial sacrifices, Romans, Maya, Christianity, Aztecs, Catholic church, Europeans, Infallible, Death penalty, Capital punishment
Citation
Patrick S. Metze, Nothing Changes—It All Remains the Same: Modern Capital Punishment (Human Sacrifice by a Different Name), 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 179 (2014-2015)