Social Ethics/Philosophy 226: Ch 14 Capital Punishment, Anthony G. Amsterdam

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Social Ethics/Philosophy 226: Ch 14 Capital Punishment, Anthony G. Amsterdam - Quiz

Study questions based off of "Capital Punishment" by Anthony G. Amsterdam.


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  • 1. 
    Does Amsterdam think that capital punishment is evil?
  • 2. 
    What point does he want to make about "the burden of proof"?
  • 3. 
    What method of capital punishment does he discuss?
  • 4. 
    According to Amsterdam, how are other murderers different from capital punishment?
  • 5. 
    What three kinds of "errors" does he describe?
  • 6. 
    Does Amsterdam believe that there is racial discrimination in capital cases?
  • 7. 
    What problems does he raise for the defense of capital punishment as just retribution?
  • 8. 
    What questions does he raise for the rationale of deterrence? How would we know if it did deter?
  • 9. 
    What does he think about the future of capital punishment?
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