Annotated Bibliography Draft Student name : Haider Zafaryab Student number: 2360526 Thesis Statement : Capital Punishment is a very controversial topic around the globe. I believe that it does more harm than good and breeds violence in society. Source 1: Radelet, M. L., & Akers, R. L. (1996). Deterrence and the Death Penalty: The Views of the Experts. The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1973-), 87(1), 1. doi:10.2307/1143970 This article was written by Michael L. Radelet and Ronald L. Akers.
Although this case was highly publicized and nearly two percent of murderers actually get the death penalty, this does not mean leaving hardened criminals without stringent punishment, and I have to disagree with D.A. Ayala's decision. Justice delivery must be improved but capital punishment must
Capital Punishment: An American Controversy The death penalty is an issue that has the United States quite divided. While there are many supporters of it, there are many who oppose to the ideal of putting a criminal to death. As of right now, there are thirty-three states in which the death penalty is legal and seventeen states that have abolished it. Although the opponents of capital punishment believe this to be immoral and non-productive, advocates of capital punishment have proven it costs the government less as opposed to life imprisonment without parole and the death penalty gives closure to the victim 's families who have suffered so much. The amount of people serving life sentences without parole is continue to flourish as the years pass.
Similar to this, the state of New Jersey lowered its prison population by upgrading its parole process and putting an increase on how flexible sentencing of low-level drug offenders is. As well as helping to reduce crime, these measures have also proven to give in major savings. To encourage the rest of the country to follow in these states footsteps, experts are pleading for the passing of the Reverse Mass Incarceration Act, which would give states incentives to reduce their prison rates and population. This act would provide $20 billion dollars
ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT KENECHUKWU AKANONU TERNOPIL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT THE DEATH PENALTY: INTRODUCTION Although this can be considered as the oldest form of punishment in the history of mankind, many in this century would argue its use as archaic, barbaric and should be left in the past like its predecessors i.e. the rudimentary order in which such punishments were previously carried out. Ultimately death is evitable but speeding up the process through human intervention has for decades come under much controversy and scrutiny. The death penalty also known as capital punishment is the legal punishment issued for specific (capital) crimes and in this case, the punishment is death. A death sentence, in most cases is issued by a judicial system while the actualization or full enforcement of such decree is known as execution.
According to Hinman (5), just punishment is the one that happens to those who are proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. This is important because capital punishment is irreversible and hence only the guilty should be executed. However, there are many cases of innocent people who have been sentenced to death only to have their appeals granted at the last minute, or worse, denied and executed. It is on these grounds that Bedau (2007) argues against the death penalty because it is unjust and unfair. About unfairness, he goes on to add that racial and economic discrimination are also a factor to consider when meting out capital punishment.
Should the Death Penalty be outlawed through the United States? Since the beginning of executions, people have had a negative or positive view on the death penalty. Capital Punishment has created a huge debate between whether the government should make the death penalty illegal or legal.The cause of this has made 19 States to make the death penalty illegal. People who are for say and “eye for an eye” should be taken more seriously but the people who are against say no one deserves to die. If you are for or against the death penalty, the question is Do you believe a human being should be killed for one’s actions?
Southern states, who have the highest number of executions, have the highest rate of crimes according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Police Chief James Abbott stated, “I ... know that in practice, [the death penalty] does more harm than good. Life in prison without parole in a maximum-security detention facility is a better alternative (Death Penalty Information Center).” The purpose for the legal and justice system is to improve society, and by killing our own citizens, we are falling away from that better society. We should be focusing on how to prevent these crimes, instead of ushering out punishments after they occur. For America’s future, legislature needs to be put in place to end the capital punishment because of how it can affect innocent people and gives the government the power who lives and dies if this country wants to grow
In his essay, "The Death Penalty," David Bruck hypothesizes that the American people will eventually find that the death penalty is not the best way to punish a convicted murderer. Bruck develops this hypothesis by countering all pro-death penalty arguments with previous cases and specific statistics that apply to the argument. David Bruck's purpose is to persuade the readers to think for themselves on the topic and use what they know as a basis. Bruck uses an educated tone to establish credibility with the reader. He takes apart the views of the local mayor in an attempt to prove anyone wrong who might disagree.
The death penalty is used to punish those that have committed repugnant and capital crimes, and there are many ways of execution for these guilty prisoners. In my opinion, implementation is not justified punishment in any way possible. Therefore, no person, even with high authority, should have the right to determine another's life-based on that person's crime. The death penalty has been around since the beginning of time, but our country got the idea of using the death penalty when British Settlers traveled to the United States in 1607 (Part 1). Today, our government plans the death penalty when a person commits a major crime.