“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.” (Phillip Zombardo) William Golding, the author of a well known book, “Lord of the Flies”, beliefs what Phillip Zombardo said about good and evil. According to the book he wrote, he thinks that humans can very easily cross the line between good and evil. In the book, there is a group of boys that their ages range gets stranded on an island and they have to survive. But as time goes along, evil started to overwhelm them by situational forces. Therefore, they become like savage dogs and only think about killing.
Us living in a america, were born to live a good life, if we have twisted people who want to try to corrupt and kill why should we allow that? We are putting people we love and care about at risk. If criminals think they could get away with one they are more likely to do it again studies show. 3 to 18 people could be saved from a guilty killer. If you put the death penalty in play criminals will more than likely think twice before doing a crime because they know at the end of the day they will have to pay for there actions.
Thomson’s article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains” allows readers to understand that unlike adults, juveniles undergo biological changes which increases the likelihood of them committing crimes. Compounding this evidence with society’s infatuation with violence as depicted in Jenkin’s article “On the Punishment of Teen Killers”, readers can begin to acknowledge that contrary to adults, juveniles who commit heinous crimes are not in complete control of their actions. Furthermore, as a society we should no longer stand to sentence juveniles to life without parole because juveniles are still “malleable”, able to be reformed which is made evident in Garinger article “ Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences”. As informed members of society we have to be bridge builders, who are capable of crossing between the adult and adolescent world. It is only through these bridges that we are able to rescue kids from themselves.
The FBI defines serial killing as "a series of three or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone". The “separate events” part is what makes serial killing different than spree killing and mass killing. Another thing that makes serial killers stand out is that they often demonstrate specific patterns that can be easily identified by police investigators. It was often debated that those patterns are products of either their genetics, or their environment. We now know that both are important to the development of all people, so now people argue which one is more important, especially when it comes to serial killers.
The argument used by many death penalty advocates is that it serves to deter other violent criminals and murderers from committing such vicious acts themselves. Dating back to the early 1600s, the first recorded death sentence was carried out on Captain George Kendall in 1608 (Reggio). Kendall was killed by a firing squad for allegedly spying on America for the Spanish government (Reggio). This was the first of many executions by either a firing squad, hanging, asphyxiation, lethal gas, electrocution or lethal injection. Despite these horrific methods, Americans should support the death penalty because it demonstrates the power of the United States court system, serves as a warning to other offenders, protects citizens, and can bring a sense of peace to the families and friends of the
Fight Club was created to give the members of the club the feeling of winning and power. After restoring their masculinity and confidence, it would empower the members of Project Mayhem to carry out their jobs. The Project Mayhem members had very dangerous jobs to carry out. For example, towards the end of the novel, the organization attempted to destroy a museum, which represents the history of civilization. Without Fight Club, most of the members may have not had the boldness to carry out the bombing.
Before that, I want to remind all of you that person who just hear and ignore about this kind of issues probably would not change their own self nor the peoples surrounding them. However, someone who give some concern and thought about this kind of issues really grown up well as an adult and probably would make a great and better life in the future. We believe that war is immoral as it has a lot of negative sides that we already can see such as the murder and bombardment. In addition, war can also threaten lives of many precious creatures like humans, plants and animals and also effect the surroundings and environment of the place. Due to the war, human also could loss their own right like the right to life and lives in freedom and safety.
The characterization of Trevor is one way that the author reveals his belief that people aren 't just good or evil. He characterizes Trevor as not an entirely evil person. Trevor is somewhat evil since that he came up with the plan to destroy Mr. Thomas 's house, which he could have avoided if he chose not to do. However, Trevor is not entirely evil since he has some morals as proven when he did not physically hurt Mr. Thomas while performing his plan of destroying his house, which he could have, which furthermore proves that Trevor is not entirely evil. Aside from the characterization of Trevor, the author uses the characterization of Blackie to reveal his belief that people aren 't just good or evil.
It all in would cause more damage than letting people own firearms. Banning the use of firearms would only cause more destruction,more havoc, and make guns distributed illegally isn’t that against the point? The Second Amendment gives us the right to bear arms, this was made after the American Revolution as a right that could not be taken away. The right to bear arms comes from the fact that all men and women should be able to defend themselves from threats. Some people do think guns are unnecessary and that now we are more civilized than before and that guns just cause destruction while
Overall comments Recently there have been many debates about gun control, this is because of the rise of gun violence in the US. Many Conservatives and Republicans think that guns are their right, and it is their second amendment to bear arms in order to protect themselves, claiming it is unpatriotic to change it. However, according to Scholastic, the constitution has been amended 27 times since it was written. Some of these people think the solution to gun violence is to arm teachers and fight fire with fire. Those who do not wish to create more violence want to take guns away.
Time and DNA have a lot to do in this case, if things had not prospered and progressed through time, his case might had never been solved and he would’ve still been running around let loose on the streets as an unknown serial killer. Rader blamed his crimes on “factor x” meaning he was dropped on his head as a kid and says he was possessed by demons when that happen. He states he cannot control this and he believes that is why he took the lives of those 10 people. Rader also states he laid down at night and thought of his action towards a specific person, then he would take those actions and make them happen under any circumstance. In one of his communications in 2004, he left a Rice Krispies box at a Home Depot.
When serial killers, school shooters, and violent attackers explode, we often wonder what triggered the perfect storm. Why is it that we cannot identify the warning signs of a rampage killer until it is too late? It is not until the damage is done that indicators seem obvious and friends or family are left wondering what went wrong. To try and prevent further tragedies, doctors and psychologists have been working to dissect the minds of the individuals we usually call “crazy,” or “psychotic.” Through extensive research doctors have identified the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala as the two brain regions the most responsible for controlling and causing catastrophic violence. It is important to understand how the human brain works along with mental health issues to create violent individuals.
When convict individuals for criminal acts and making sure the right person is captured it may be best for law officials to use DNA evidence that would exonerate wrongfully-convictions. In recent years there has been great advancements in technology that would allow investigators to use when trying to prove evidence on individuals who are sitting on death row. Citizens have also, made great efforts ensuring innocent people are not convicted for crimes they did not commit. According, to the Equal Justice in 1973, there were at least 156 people released from the criminal justice system for being wrongfully convicted. When innocent people are wrongfully convicted it not only take away many years of their lives, and causing hurt to the victim’s
Firearms has a good and evil side to it. Gun control debates still go on in Congress because if guns are used in a good way they can preserve lives, however utilize it in a lamentable way it can eradicate life. The unsuccessful anti-gun control policy effects many violent gun related deaths each year due to the fact of mass black market distribution. There are many programs available on how to utilize guns in the correct way, trained to use a firearm correctly many lives would be protected. Lastly the founding fathers fought against a tyrant nation to gain freedom, so they created the Second Amendment to prevent that from happening again.
People believed that scientists would do anything for the pursuit of science. However, the line between science and morality has gotten blurrier over the years. Now, people are creating Artificial Intelligence Weapons, atomic bombs, and chemical warfare. The conflict between science and morality is greater