Legalized Murder

By Abner J. Mikva

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2002

The author, a professor and retired judge and former Congressman, states that we are one of the few Western countries that still utilize the death penalty. He argues that the real reason for executing people is revenge, anger and the somewhat flawed interpretation of the biblical "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth." He concludes that we should acknowledge this thorn in our legal system by its appropriate name, legalized murder.

Topic: Morality, Ethics, Capital Punishment, Law, Crime, Death Penalty

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.594

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Mikva, Abner J. Legalized Murder. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2002: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6961


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