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Leanne Fiftal Alarid and Hsiao-Ming Wang

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Mercy and Punishment: Buddhism and the Death Penalty

Alarid and Wang study the little-examined relationship of Buddhism to the death penalty in Southeast Asia. Since the death penalty is inconsistent with Buddhist teachings, the authors explore reasons for the continuing existence of capital punishment there.

death penalty, Buddhism, capital punishment — United States, nonviolence, United States — religion

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 1 (2001): 231-247