The Symbolic Capital of Capital Punishment: A Scholarly Reflection

Grimes, Jennifer
January 2010
Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Criminology;Jan2010, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p178
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the support for the use of death penalty as a capital punishment in the U.S. It mentions that the implementation of death penalty does not offer an achievement of goals in controlling crime, which involves with retribution, deterrence, and incapacitation. The criminology and criminal justice students note the continued support on the application of the sanction despite the issues on injustice and vengeance.


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