36. The Right to Life and other Essays on the Death Penalty,1967 proposal
37. 8th Amendment Argument Essay Notes, 1972
38. The Eighth Amendment, Human Dignity, and the Death Penalty, possibly unpublished, circa 1989
39. The Death Penalty and the Right to Kill, 1987 unpublished
40. Notes on Capital Punishment Worldwide, circa 1962
41-42. Notes on New Jersey History of Capital Punishment Research, 1958
43. Notes, 1971
44. Notes, 1982-1983
45. Untitled article- Hands Off Cain Magazine
46. Untitled article- submitted to NJ State Bar Journal, circa 1958
47. Untitled essay, circa 1959
48. Untitled journal article on Clemency, circa 1990
49. Untitled work- possibly a postscript (original folder titled HAB epilogue)
Another aspect of the death penalty debate is the extent to which justice should be tempered by mercy in the case of killers. After all, abolitionists argue, is it not the duty of Christians to forgive those who trespass against them? In Biblical terms, the most responsible sources to extend mercy and forgiveness are (1) God, and (2) the victim of the injustice. In the case of murder, so far as this world is concerned, the victim is no longer here to extend mercy and forgiveness. Does the state or any other earthly party have the right or authority to intervene and show tender mercy on behalf of a murder victim? In the anthology Essays on the Death Penalty, the Reverend E.L.H. Taylor clarifies the answer this way: "Now it is quite natural and proper for a man to forgive something you do to him. Thus if somebody cheats me out of $20.00 it is quite possible and reasonable for me to say, 'Well, I forgive him, we will say no more about it.' But what would you say if somebody had done you out of $20.00 and I said, 'That's all right. I forgive him on your behalf'?"
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