Chapter

Introduction

Matthew H. Kramer

in The Ethics of Capital Punishment

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199642182
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732188 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642182.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter outlines the nature of the book as a whole, and it provides a synopsis of each of the subsequent chapters. It emphasizes that, although the rationale for the death penalty propounded in Chapter 6 is found prominently in the Bible, the elaboration of that rationale in this book is strictly secular.

Keywords: death penalty; rationale; Bible; secularity

Chapter.  8635 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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