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Death Penalty

Welcome to the guide on the Death Penalty

The death penalty is also known as capital punishment. This guide contains information on the history, current debate and ethical implications of governments lawfully executing people. The tabs at the side of this page will direct you to information about books, articles, streaming videos, and online resources. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help.

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Photo by Patrick Feller