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Capital Punishment: Databases and Articles

How to find information if your topic is Capital Punishment




To find articles about Capital Punishment and the Death Penalty, you may choose to use the following Databases.  To log in, go to the  Miami Dade College   Libraries Home Page,  and click MDC Libraries.      Choose Articles/Databases.   Enter your student number and PIN, the last four digits of your student number.   Some good databases to choose are the following:


Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) 

General OneFile (Gale)

Issues and Controversies (Facts on File)

Legal Periodicals & Books (Wilson)

 Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson) 



This is an example of some articles that were found in the database: Opposing Viewpoints:

Featured Viewpoints

  • The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

    Criminal Justice, 2009

    "The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished" by Amnesty International. Criminal Justice. David M. Haugen, Ed. Opposing…

  • The Death Penalty Should Not Be Abolished

    Criminal Justice, 2009

    "The Death Penalty Should Not Be Abolished" by David B. Muhlhausen. Criminal Justice. David M. Haugen, Ed. Opposing…

  • Death Row Reforms May Lead to a Fairer Criminal Justice…

    Capital Punishment, 2008

    "Death Row Reforms May Lead to a Fairer Criminal Justice System" by Jean M. Templeton. Capital Punishment., Ed. Current…

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Academic Journals

  • In U.S., Support for Death Penalty Falls to 39-Year Low;…

    Gallup Poll News Service, October 13, 2011

    Byline: Frank Newport Synopsis: Sixty-one percent of Americans approve of using the death penalty for persons convicted…

  • Removing the offending member: Iran and the sex-change or…

    Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, Summer 2011

    1. INTRODUCTION In Iran, sex-change surgery as a means of the 'normalization' (1) of homosexual men and women is an…

  • Are there some things doctors just shouldn't do?

    The Hastings Center Report, May-June 2011

    It is hard to imagine two precepts that enjoy more uniform support among the international medical community than the…

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Primary Sources

  • Joint Statement by Percel Odel Alston Jr., Retired Prince…

    Capital Punishment, 2010

    In the following statement, it is argued that the death penalty is justified and that abolishing the death penalty…

  • From Testimony of Vicki A. Schieber, Chevy Chase, Maryland,…

    Capital Punishment, 2010

    Vicki A. Schieber, whose daughter was murdered, opposes the death penalty. She states that killing her daughters…

  • From Separate Statement of Commissioner William J. Bratton,…

    Capital Punishment, 2010

    Believing that those convicted of a crime are guilty of that crime, Commissioner William J. Bratton urges California to…