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The Death Penalty

Social and Political


The Death Penalty

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General Links

Capital Punishment: Life or Death? - school project covering both sides of the issue.

Capital Punishment: the Death Penalty - information from different religious perspectives.

Death Penalty Pages USA 1996 - listing of the executed persons in the US in 1996; also pending and stayed executions.

Death penalty poll

Death Row - published annually by Bobit Publishing Company and Police Magazine. Includes complete listing of inmates living on death row.

Electric Chair.com - listing of films, histories, books, and discussions.

Execution Methods Used by U.S. States - report from tfe Florida Corrections Commission.

Execution of Caleb Adams - a true story of crime and punishment in early-1800s New England.

Focus on the Death Penalty - comprehensive resource which includes history, U.S. Supreme Court cases, statistics, death row, the international context, and both sides of the death penalty debate.

Jericho Road, The - Michael Sharp posted this shortly before being executed in Texas on November 19, 1997.

Death Penalty Opponents

Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty (CCADP) - non-profit, human rights organization which focuses on bringing international attention to the use of capital punishment in the US.

Capital Punishment - an essay on capital punishment, giving two arguments, one based on justice and one based on love. Both lead to opposition.

Death Penalty Focus of California

Death Penalty Infomation - from the American Society of Criminology.

Death Penalty Information Center - contains information about topics and issues related to capital punishment.

Death Penalty Moratorium Campaign - working to end the death penalty in Illinois.

Death Penalty Page, The

Death Penalty Perspective, The - a view on capital punishment and the ramifications from a victim's point of view. Includes testimonials, witness accounts, and related links.

Death Penalty: An Interactive Research Project - a three-month research project on the death penalty in the U.S.

Death Penalty: The Ultimate Revenge

Death Row Page, The

Fight the Death Penalty in USA - articles and discussions.

Friends Committee to Abolish the Death Penalty

Friends For Life - working for the abolition of capital punishment. Individual cases, appeals for help, death penalty information.

Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty - an abolitionist organization that provides research, media contacts, speakers and organizational support to those seeking to eliminate the death penalty.

Journey of Hope in Virginia '96 - September 21 to October 6. Two weeks of education for alternatives to the death penalty.

Life Penalty Act - overview and detailed factors providing rationale to change existing death penalty laws in the 38 states to life imprisonment without any possibility of parole.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - non-profit organization decicated to the complete abolition of the death penalty both in the United States and abroad.

National Petition - a petition open to anyone for signing, against the death penalty; to be sent to Congress and the President.

Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty

Netmonkey's Death Penalty Page - article giving statistics, charts, and numerous reasons as to why killing is wrong.

Ohioans To Stop Executions - founded in 1987 to end the use of capital punishment in the state through education and activism.

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - consists of organizations, individuals, human rights groups, churches and other faith-based organizations.

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty - committed to the education and mobilization of people of all faiths in North Carolina for the abolition of the death penalty.

Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

We Can Live Without It - a site dedicated to ridding the US of capital punishment.

Death Penalty Supporters

Capital Punishment - a report put together for a political science course at Marist College.

Execution Chamber

Justice Against Crime Talking

Operation Camelot - believes that abusers of women and children must receive the most severe penalties the law will allow. They seek the death penalty for murderers and have declared war on rapists.

Pro Death Penalty Pages

Speech In Favor of Capital Punishment - by John Stuart Mill.

Wesley Lowe's Pro-Death Penalty Web Page


Please cite this source when appropriate:

Lee, R. "The History Guy: Issues: Links to the Death Penalty "


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