The American Death Penalty From a Conseqentialist Perspective

Date
2014
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
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Publisher
Texas Tech Law Review
Abstract

Attempts to answer to two foundational moral questions dominate capital-punishment discourse: whether retributive considerations permit or require the punishment of death, and whether some conception of human dignity or limit on state power precludes its imposition. Comes to the conclusion that given the unattractiveness of the death penalty from a consequentialist perspective, judicial abolition should be welcomed in favor of the slow, seemingly inexorable decline of this unnecessary and costly anachronistic punishment.

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Keywords
American death penalty, Consequentialist perspective, Capital punishment, Morality, Convicting the innocent
Citation
Jordan Steiker, The American Death Penalty From a Conseqentialist Perspective, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 211 (2014-2015)