Death Penalty

April 1976
National Review;4/30/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 15, p437
This article deals with the response of several U.S. states regarding the constitutional criteria inferable from the Supreme Court ruling on capital punishment in 1972. Solicitor General Robert Bork stated two arguments concerning capital punishment. He stated that capital punishment is a necessary deterrent and that important questions of social policy should be settled according to laws. Hence, these arguments was evaluated by the author and stressed that deterring other crimes is a utilitarian effort.


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