When on the topic of murder trials, one cannot help but imagine the poor moral values of the attorney defending the suspected evil doer, but we hardly ever wonder rather or not the attorneys are mentally effected themselves. More often than not, most attorneys can find themselves alone with the dark secrets of their wicked clients. This is due to a client’s right in the justice system known as the attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client privilege is the client’s right to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing confidential communications between the client and the attorney. One well known example of just how far this “privilege” can go is the murder case of Robert Garrow.
Deterrence theory states that people follow the law because they are scare of getting caught or being punished. In this article, “The Death Penalty Deters Crime,” David Muhlhausen, expert on criminal justice programs in the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis and a research fellow in empirical policy analysis, confirms the deterrence theory. By means of statistical data and research dating, Muhlhausen contends that the death penalty does deters murder crime which ultimately saves lives. He also believes that executions and murder rates are somehow connected to each other. Even though, some adequate emotional appeals appeared, Muhlhausen’s article failed to prove, logically, the deterrence theory.
November 12, 2004, Scott Peterson was found guilty for first degree murder of Laci and second degree murder of her unborn child. During the sentencing phase, Laci’s mother Sharon Rocha made a victim impact statement, and Scott’s family testified as character witnesses on his behalf. For the second part of the bifurcated process, the jury recommended that Scott be sentenced to death, and the judge followed the
He blames society for the person he has become. His perception is that the society to blame is his mother, and the community should accept the punishment for the way he was treated by his mother and the during the time he spends in juvenile corrections facilities. Perry does not understand why he is facing the death penalty, yet he committed the crime at a point where he was “Predisposed to gross lapses in reality contact and extreme weakness in impulse control during periods of heightened tension and disorganization” (301). In this aspect, Perry tries to show that he is not guilty of the crime because he could not control his instincts. Perry’s sister, Barbara viewpoint is that if any person kills somebody and had the intent and you know you have done something wrong, you are guilty and should take responsibility for your actions.
In Ted Talk I believe Zimbardo did a good job explaining the idea of evil. He believes that there is no line between good and evil. Good people can turn bad and bad people can be good ,depending on circumstance around them. When Zimbardo demonstrates sadistic photos of prisoners , I was shocked and sad about how far the soldiers are willing dehumanize because of power and control was involved and the environment. Then he explain the same situation happen in the Stanford prison experiment.
He has mentally tortured Dimmesdale; obsessed with wanting him to suffer more that he has. Chillingworth wants him to live with guilt the rest of his life. Chillingworth doesn’t even love Hester anymore, but he continues to torture Dimmesdale because he wants him to live with guilt the rest of his life. Chillingworth is an evil character that seems worse than Dimmesdale. Even though Chillingworth didn’t commit the crime
He uses examples of cases in which people committed crimes involuntarily. Eagleman also cites examples of mental diseases in which the victims have no control over their impulses or actions. In other words, there are people who simply cannot stop themselves from making horrible or regrettable decisions. Therefore, this essay challenges the assumption that people have the power to choose how they live their lives and to make the right decisions at all times. Eagleman addresses the readers directly in order to be able to demonstrate that he understands that his readers will find his ideas radical.
The world will always have criminals, some of whom continue to be defiant towards humanity-these people will have to be punished, however, it is unambiguous that solitary confinement is an inhumane way of dealing with a difficult person. Now, what Hard Rock went through was horrid and the good news is nobody has to be tortured the way he was. The bad news is that people are continuing to be tortured with solitary confinement. The fact that solitary confinement is still legal is baffling. Fortunately, there might be some “more human” alternatives, however things still look bleak.
In Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development, Michael Rutter discuses how the interactions one has with others shapes their identity. He says that, “Individuals increasingly come to have a view of what they are like as individuals and of what they can expect in terms of interactions with other people and of experiences that they encounter,” (Rutter 14). This is extremely relevant to the Monster. He was clearly not born evil, but his lack of nurture has led him to live a life of corruption. When telling Victor about the de Lacy’s, the Monster says himself that “…my heart sunk within me as with bitter sickness,” when he was physically misunderstood by the de Lacy’s and tore away from Felix’s father (Shelley
The MHA says that the guilty but mentally ill verdict is “inappropriate”. They think this because this verdict is not different than just finding someone guilty and because this is an alternative to the insanity defense it can confuse many people including the jury. This verdict provides no benefit to anyone because it is the same consequences as a guilty verdict. Often it is the exact same sentence of someone who would have been found guilty, including death. Almost every person with the guilty but mentally ill verdict is sent to prison.
“One who breaks an unjust law must do it openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I summit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for the law” (King 431). King explains how even though laws are in place for the safety of the people, it does not mean they are always fair, and sometimes in order uphold what is right one must break the law to show society how unreasonable a law may be (431). Those who thought King’s methods were unlawful were wrong, King did break the law, but he did so in a manner that showed he still respected law and order. King was not a criminal for standing up for what he believed is justice, instead he was honorable for trying to show the world how discriminatory the law really
War and terrorism cause children to live in a toxic and violent environment, causing them to sometimes turn to violence and terrorism. Substance dependence and substance abuse cause an impairing of judgment and may cause those who are addicted to have a violent behavior when they do not get the substance on a daily basis. Darth Vader is an example of someone who turned to evil to help change his family’s fate, but ended up as a ruthless and hate-filled being. While people in these situations are inherently good and usually mean no harm, their situations and environment around them cause to act in a way where their inherent good becomes
With this quote, Dr. Hare is illustrating that the fear of being confronted with the truth is nonexistent in serial killers and psychopaths, adding to the threat they pose to society. Dr. Hare’s book describes numerous anecdotes about people who were victimized by psychopaths and did not even realize they were being conned or lied to until the psychopath had already left their lives. In addition to the above examples, they are able to blend in with society since “the psychopath carries out his evaluation of a situation without the usual anxieties, doubts, and concerns about being humiliated, causing pain, sabotaging future plans, in short, the infinite possibilities that people of conscience consider when deliberating possible actions” (78). I think that this is quite possibly the most advantageous quality for a serial killer to possess, as he is able to go about his day as an average person during his killing spree period/s. A non-psychopathic killer may appear anxious or stressed before or after a murder, tipping off the people around him that something may be out of the ordinary, while a serial killer can effortlessly slip back into his normal