Natasha Ban 0889891 October 7, 2014 How do murderers adapt into serial killers? Annotated Bibliography Miller, Jacques-Alain.2012 Foreword to Serial Killers Psychiatry, Criminology, Responsibility by Francesca Biagi-Chai, Routledge. This foreword to Biagi-Chai’s book talks about the ability for serial killers to blend in to the community and go undetected. It discusses the difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer / spree killer. It is explained that to be a serial killer you have to have a modus operandi, MO which is specific to him and evolves over time like a ‘signature’ or ‘visiting card’.
Waiting in a prison cell for many years, an inmate in death row doesn’t know when his life will come to an end. This is a law under the U.S. government that is allowed to kill people who have committed a crime that’s grave enough. If someone commits a capital crime, they will be punished legally under the law. Taking a rope to the neck, or charging volts to the brain, it’s what people are fighting against today. Organizations are taking action against the death penalty by researching, publishing, and exposing facts whenever officials want to abuse their power with the law.
His sentence is changed from manslaughter and he has now been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison for manslaughter, followed by four to five years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm. (Ryan, 2013) During a trial, the evidence is again presented to a court of law or a jury. Being sentenced to Capital Punishment is very unlikely to happen for Burke, as the state of Massachusetts has abolished Capital Punishment and only uses it in very severe cases where the suspect is tried federally (McCarthy, 2014) instead of regionally, like the Boston Bomber Case. Burke most likely got this sentence, because he pleaded guilty, possibly after enough evidence was gathered to prove his guilt and thereby “has taken responsibility for shooting the victim, resulting in his death, over what appears to have been a dispute about money” (Boston.com, 2013) Burke is most likely to receive this sentence, because it is exactly the crime he committed. He committed manslaughter which was proven by the messages on the phone and apparently other evidence that has been found.
The jury stares at the criminal from across the room. They are coming up with the final verdict that will change the criminal’s life forever. What if you had the power in your hands to decide whether the criminal is going to have a life that will change, or no life at all? Capital punishment has been a political debate for years because people argue whether or not the punishment is humane or if it deters crime. I believe the death penalty should be continued because it deters crime, and serves proper justice for the victims, as well as their families.
There might be improstion to taking the 8th amendment out of the factor of basically killing someone for breaking the law. Yeah they might have broken the law but killing A person so brutally doesn’t seem fair. If the death penalty never existed then how much different would america even be? In supreme court they stated “The death penalty law isn’t violating the 8th amendment it is somewhat brought into decision “ . My only question is how does the death penalty not violate the 8th amendment?
They are either given tickets and left off with a warning or spend 1 night in jail some of the cases like vandalism will require them to do community service and others like drug possession can land them into jail for a few years. Then there are bigger crimes that are more serious like murder, manslaughter, rape, Assault with the intention of killing, Arson etc. These offences come with harsh punishment like life imprisonment, many years in prison sometimes if a person has murdered someone multiple times they are known as serial killers and will be taken into death penalty. Ways they caught suspected criminals in the middle ages In the middle ages there was no police force but instead of the police force the villagers would suspect something had happened they would scream at the top of their voices and everyone who heard them would have to
However, the dissenting side believe that keeping the there should be a life in prison punishment for juvenile who commit heinous crime regardless of their age. I agree that abolishing the mandatory part but not abolishing the whole Juvenile Life Without Parole sentence because I believed that there are cases when a juveniles should get Juvenile Life Without Parole while there are juveniles who should not deserve it. Some deserve it because they non-repentance killers or to be serial killers while other should not deserve it because of the circumstances required them. Juveniles who killed people without any mercy should be treated as an adult and be given Juvenile Life Without Parole(JLWOP). For example, the murderer of Jennifer Jenkins’ pregnant sister and her husband.
Mandatory minimum sentencing laws, which were introduced about three decades or so ago, allow judges to issue a minimum prison sentence at the discretion of the prosecutor, who determines the charges that are placed against a defendant. These laws, as outlined by the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (n.d), limit the power of the judges to make a judgment on the punishment that can be given to a defendant. The meaning being that mandatory minimums transfer the power to give sentences from the judges to the prosecutors, a scenario that is worsened by the fact that some prosecutors misuse this power. As such, mandatory minimum sentences should be repealed, particularly for the gun and drug-based offenses. Mandatory Minimum Sentence Laws Foster Uncontrolled Prosecutorial Discretion Evils Prosecutors do not get the training on how to sentence, meaning that if they do, they will not conduct the activity with utmost transparency (Bernick & Larkin, 2014).
When a case of murder occurs, The suspected offender is put on trial and each and every small detail will determine his future. Once the jury convicts the man, a sentence is decided that fits the crime. The Death Penalty, Life without Parole, or 50 years in Prison, The Jury must review and find which suits the crime. “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe speaks about a mysterious man who lives in a discreet and lowly house with an old man. The story is told in First Person in perspective of the man.
Guilty but mentally ill (GBMI) verdicts are used in court cases; however, all persons sentenced with the verdict are put in prison with the same treatment as any other criminal. One article states, “the GBMI verdict is no different in practice from a finding of guilty” (“The Insanity Defense Is Necessary and Moral”). The verdict sounds like it would help the mentally ill criminal by providing mental health services; however, the decree offers no help and fails to protect the person as well as it claims. For example, Kelsey Patterson, a diagnosed schizophrenic with apparent symptoms, was executed for double murder. In the case of James Blake Colburn, another paranoid schizophrenic, the man was sentenced to death for murder despite the prosecutor knowing his mental health state (Yardley).