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Book details
  • Genre:LAW
  • SubGenre:Criminal Law / Sentencing
  • Language:English
  • Pages:52
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350909968

Capital Punishment vs. Life Without Parole

by Richard Frank Kirchner, PhD

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This book looks at the difference between capital punishment and life without parole. One can not replace the other. There is a place for both of them in the criminal justice system.
The opponents of the death penalty continue to use opinion polls, the media and political agendas in order to continue to use life without parole as a substitute for capital punishment. Plea bargaining is one of the biggest tools being used within the criminal justice system. People feel safe if criminals are behind bars. This book points out several instances where the criminals do not stay behind bars and continue crime after they escape.
About the author
Richard Frank Kirchner is a retired Philadelphia Police Inspector with 41 years of Law Enforcement experience. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Temple University with a Master's Degree in Education, and a PhD in Criminal Justice from Sheffield State University. He is a life member of The Police Chiefs Association of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.