A Crisis of Confidence: America's Doubts About the Death Penalty

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About the Course:

A Crisis of Confidence: America’s Doubts About the Death Penalty reveals that for many Americans, their patience with the death penalty is wearing thin. This article explores the fact that after 30 years of experiments, the prospects for successful reform of the system seem less and less likely.

Publication Date:

June 9, 2007


Richard C. Dieter

Richard C. Dieter is the Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the death penalty. It is appropriate for beginner to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the erosion of confidence in the death penalty.

  2. Explain the declining use of the death penalty.

  3. Identify the pragmatic problems cited by those who support the death penalty.

Article: A Crisis of Confidence

This article was reproduced from the Death Penalty Information Center

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Course Number: 101311
Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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