To what degree should the American justice system punish offenders? Should the age of the offender, or his mental capacity, or the severity of his crime help dictate a fair punishment? This anthology discusses the Eighth Amendment, including a history dating back to biblical times, its inseparable ties to the death penalty, and recent rulings and debates.
"Kristin O'Donnell Tubb's Freedom From Cruel And Unusual Punishment, which explores the death penalty, and what kinds of punishment are deemed 'cruel and unusual'. Again, pro/con debates on key issues lend to classroom debates and discussions as well."
--Children's Bookwatch, April 2006
Price: US $37.90