The death penalty has existed in Western civilization for thousands of years, and its use has remained controversial throughout that time. Through a narrative-driven pro/con format-supported by facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations-this title examines issues related to the death penalty. Topics include: Does the Death Penalty Deter Crime? Is the Death Penalty Fairly Imposed? Is the Death Penalty Ethical? Does the Death Penalty Serve Justice?