North Hunterdon High School Media Center


General Information about the death penalty or capital punishment may found in any general encyclopedia, such as
Grolier Encyclopedia Online.

Alternative Subject Headings for death penalty:

Capital punishment
Capital punishment--United States
Death row.
Discrimination in capital punishment.
Executions and executioners
Books on your subject may be found in the general Dewey Decimal areas:
          345, 347, and 364. To see the list of books (click on the Catalog, Categories, and Death Penalty.)
Periodical Articles on your subject may be found by using any of the following electronic databases, EBSCO, InfoTrac or SIRS.  Ask for help in accessing these databases.

ABC CLIO History Reference Online

American Decades Primary Sources

American Decades

Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual?

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

Crime & Punishment in America Reference Library

Dictionary of American History

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the
          Age of War and Reconstruction

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

National Survey of State Laws

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law.


Subject Directories (Lists of websites evaluated by librarians and/or experts in the field.):
  has  Pro Viewpoints, Anti Viewpoints, Legal Issues, and/or State Issues. Death Penalty
   FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on
   the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals. These resources include
   Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, and online career center,

  Internet Public Library
   Provide library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing,
   describing, and creating information  resources; and direct assistance to individuals.

   Type in death penalty as your search term.
   Click on death penalty. Click either: News & Guides, 

Web Sites
Death Penalty Information Center
Best Bet
    Cybrary's Top 100 Criminal Justice Sites       
Death Penalty Homework Center - Social Issues
    Yahoo Death
Death Penalty Links 
Ethics Update
    Hot Paper Topics
Innocence Project
    Justice Project
Pro-Death Penalty
    Public Agenda Online
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Prosecutor's message
    Cornell Law School Death Penalty Project
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    ASC's Death Penalty Information and Resources
Legal Information Institute
    Amnesty International
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
    Bureau of  Justice Statistics
Pro Death
    Pro Death Penalty Links
Murder Victims.Com
    Justice For All
Coloradans Against the Death Penalty
    Fight the Death Penalty in the USA
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
    Death Penalty Links
Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty
    New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty
Death Penalty Info
Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
    Death Penalty Focus
Death Penalty Legal Representation Project
    Death Penalty Speak
Death Penalty News and updates (Includes numbers of executions for years from 1995-2005)
    University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Santa Monica Library
    Tidewater Community College
Any suggestions and/or questions contact Mrs. Konefal or Ms. Hickson.    

Prepared by Mrs. Konefal & Mr. Schumann, 2003 c12/2000
Revised 9/08 by Mrs. Konefal


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