North Hunterdon High School Media Center

DEATH PENALTY PATHFINDER

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.
EBooks

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.):
  
   About.com
  has  Pro Viewpoints, Anti Viewpoints, Legal Issues, and/or State Issues.

   About.com Death Penalty
   http://search.about.com/fullsearch.htm?terms=death%20penalty  

   FindLaw.com
   www.findlaw.com
   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
   www.ipl.org
   Provide library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing,
   describing, and creating information  resources; and direct assistance to individuals.

   Looksmart:
  
http://www.looksmart.com/
   Type in death penalty as your search term.
   Click on death penalty. Click either: News & Guides, 

Web Sites
Death Penalty Information Center
http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/
Best Bet
    Cybrary's Top 100 Criminal Justice Sites               
http://talkjustice.com/top100.asp 
Death Penalty Homework Center - Social Issues
http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/sochc.html
    Yahoo Death
Death Penalty Links 
Ethics Update
http://ethics.sandiego.edu/Applied/DeathPenalty/index.asp
    Hot Paper Topics
http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Hot/death.htm
Innocence Project
http://www.innocenceproject.org/
    Justice Project
http://www.thejusticeproject.org/
Pro-Death Penalty
http://www.prodeathpenalty.com/
    Public Agenda Online
http://www.publicagenda.org/search/node/death+penalty
New Jersey Department of Corrections
http://www.state.nj.us/corrections
    ACLU
http://www.aclu.org/death-penalty/
Prosecutor's message
http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/death.htm
    Cornell Law School Death Penalty Project
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/research/death-penalty-project/index.cfm
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/
    ASC's Death Penalty Information and Resources
http://sun.soci.niu.edu/~critcrim/dp/dp.html
Legal Information Institute
http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/death_penalty.html
    Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty-usa.org/abolish/
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
http://www.ncadp.org/
    Bureau of  Justice Statistics
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cp.htm
Pro Death Penalty.com
http://sun.soci.niu.edu/~critcrim/dp/pro/pro.html
    Pro Death Penalty Links
Pro-death penalty.com
Murder Victims.Com
http://www.murdervictims.com/
    Justice For All
 http://www.jfa.net/
Coloradans Against the Death Penalty
www.coadp.org/
    Fight the Death Penalty in the USA
fdp.dk
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
www.nodeathpenalty.org
    Death Penalty Links
derechos.org
Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty
http://www.deathpenaltyreligious.org/
    New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty
nyadp.org
Death Penalty Info
http://www.schr.org/death-penalty-info/
    Wex
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Death_penalty
Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
cuadp.org
    Death Penalty Focus
deathpenalty.org
Death Penalty Legal Representation Project
deathpenaltyattorney.com
    Death Penalty Speak Out.com
speakout.com
Death Penalty News and updates (Includes numbers of executions for years from 1995-2005)
http://people.smu.edu/rhalperi/
    University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/links/deathpenalty.html
 
Santa Monica Library
http://library.smc.edu/research/topics/deathpenalty.htm
    Tidewater Community College
http://www.tcc.edu/lrc/guides/deathp.htm
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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