Michael Kroenenwetter on Capital Punishment

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Michael Kroenenwetter was an author who was rather educated in the type of works he published. Kroenenwetter continued his studies after high school at the University of Wisconsin. Here, he accomplished numerous goals. Aside from being an author, he was a former Columnist of City Pages, a member of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of Canada, and Author’s Guild. Kroenenwetter was the founder of Joyce and Company Stage Troupe, and a recipient of St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writer’s Best first Private Eye Novel Award. He wrote over twenty nine other works besides Capital Punishment, which all relate to politics or the history of American’s criminal justice system. Michael is credited for being the author of the first edition of ABC-CLIO’s Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Social Issues (Death penalty," 2010). Death is easily considered the most ultimate punishment that our government can impose on an individual. Not only because of its violence, but because it is final, and ends all future human potential. Attitudes toward capital punishment vary. Some believe practicing the phrase “an eye for an eye,” as others is totally against it, no matter the circumstances. A number of countries are abandoning capital punishment and following the more human punishment of imprisonment for life, as other countries are increasing its use. The United States is the most prominent of this, executing far more citizens than any other nation such as: Canada, France, Romania, Poland, Italy, Germany, and many others (Kronenwetter, 2001). Capital punishment is based on the proposition that there must be consequences for one’s wrong doing. In society, the message is clear; if one does something punishable, au... ... middle of paper ... ...emphasizes the relationship between the death penalty and factors such as mass media, population diversity, community sentiment, and the roles of economic, social, and political leaders (Koch,Wark,Galliher, 2012). “There are detailed explanations –the where, how, and why of these dramatic developments in death penalty laws and practices.” (Koch,Wark,Galliher, 2012, p. 243). References Akhavan, K. (2010). Death penalty. Retrieved from http://deathpenalty.procon.org/view.source.php?sourceID=009700 Koch, L.W., Wark, C., Galliher, J.F. (2012). The death of the American death penalty. Lebanon, NH: Northeastern University Press. Kronenwetter, M. (2001). Capital punishment (2nd edition.). Santa Barbara, CA: Library of Congress Cataloging. Lester, D. (1998). The death penalty issues and answers (2nd edition.). Springfield, IL: Library of Congress Cataloging.

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