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Some of those being the Supreme Court ruling against racial discrimination in jury selection, the provision of protection against coerced confessions, and those people that had religious scruples against capital punishment could not be excluded from capital juries (Rankin, 196). This paper will discuss the sociological struggles that have occurred over this method of punishment.
Its interesting to note that with all the interest that there in the death penalty, there are no statistical studies that have isolated the social and political forces that may account for the legality or illegality of this punishment. Studies do, however show that the death penalty is more often used in areas where the largest part of the population is black or Hispanic. No other contemporary punishment in this world has been more severe, however, when one searches the literature there are few good articles on the social and political influences that affect the legality of this punishment. Many of the original case studies were done in the 1990s (Ellis, 338).
If we focus on the last 25 years as the time of debate, we do find many changes. There was actually a monumental decision in 1972 by the US Supreme Court, in which they determined that the death penalty statutes in the United States were unconstitutional. This was determined in the Furman versus Georgia case. At that time there were 630 inmates awaiting death. All of those inmates were transferred to a life sentence. However in Greg versus Georgia the Supreme Court again leaned towards the death penalty. At that time there were 3500 men and 50 women, including, 65 juveniles whose capital offenses predated their 18th birthdays sitting on death row in this country. Another 550 death row inmates had been executed. There are of course arguments for and against this happening at all, especially when related to children. (Radelet & Borg, 42).
Unfortunately, public opinion in the United States and the rest of
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The study reflects the insignificance of Capital punishment in curbing the rate of crime conducted. The multi facet reasons behind the offenders conducting such crimes should be necessarily studied before confirming the judgment. The societal responsibility in breeding the adolescence and their eventual turning up into criminals cannot be bypassed.
A handful of countries have stopped capital punishment since 1900 and by the beginning of the millennium, at least two-thirds of the world no longer impose capital punishment (Hodgkinson and Shabas 1). There is a longstanding debate between the abolitionists or those who seek to remove the death penalty and those who believe in its traditional effect of retribution.
At the same time many others are of the view that for a civilized society like ours, death penalty is not a fair mean of punishment. Even though America is one of the most civilized countries in the world, death penalty is legal in most of the American states.
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The author states that the death sentence has been banned in many developed nations, including the UK, Australia, Canada and others by replacing it with the life imprisonment. Additionally, some US states also do not observe the sentence by declaring it as ruthless and costly, expenditures on which exceed the life imprisonment sentence even.
The first amendment is the freedom of speech, press, religion and petition. This amendment guarantees to US citizens the freedom to practice any religion. It also guarantees citizens to voice their opinions in the press and orally. Most importantly, it secures the right of citizens to engage in peaceful assemblies and to raise their legitimate voice against the wrong actions of the government (Burgan 38).
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This essay attempts to describe the arguments of the author behind the assertion that capital punishment has a greater deterrent effect on the commission of homicide compared to long imprisonment among potential criminals. This will also provide evidence against capital punishment based on economic, legal, and moral grounds.
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