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  • The Death Penalty By: Daniella Garisto
  • Introduction I chose this topic because I wanted to present something original and extremely controversial. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to present, but once I figured out my topic was the death penalty, I was excited to learn more about it myself. When I was choosing my subject, I found it difficult to place the death penalty under just one of the umbrella topics so I put it under two: the problem of wellbeing as someone’s life is at risk and the problem of inequality and power as somebody has the right to say who lives and who dies. Although I do not agree with the death penalty, I do think that some people deserve it.
  • What is the Death Penalty? The definition of the death penalty is: “A sentence of punishment by execution” (The Free Dictionary, 2000) Also known as capital punishment
  • Jurisdictions Where the Death Penalty is Legal Some States in the U.S. China Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago Egypt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment#Global_distribution These are just some examples of countries that still practice the death penalty. Worldwide there are 58 countries that actively practice this form of punishment. (Infoplease, 2013)
  • Canadian History of the Death Penalty http://forums.canadiancontent.net/canadian-politics/108930-canada-not-onlycountry-dire-2.html The first attempt to abolish the death penalty was in 1914 The last executions in Canada took place on December 11, 1962 The death penalty was abolished in Canada on July 26, 1976 (Correctional Service Canada, n.d.)
  • The Death Penalty Today in Canada Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu said, “Basically I think that every murderer should have a rope in his cell and he can decide on his own life. But I’m against the death penalty” (February 2012) 62% of Canadians support capital punishment The prime minster (Stephen Harper) expressed his personal support for limited capital punishment but also said his government would not introduce legislation (2012) http://www.radekaphotography.com/noose.htm
  • International Acceptance of the Death Penalty On the website debate.org, 57% of people agree with the death penalty (2013) In 1996, 78% of Americans favoured the death penalty for convicted murderers According to a recent poll, a majority of people in the U.K. favoured reintroducing the death penalty (Cafe, R, 2011)
  • Pro Death Penalty Commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7SUJLd5-a4 The embed is disabled so I cannot add it to the power point. 
  • What Americans Have to Say Agrees with the Death Penalty Opposes the Death Penalty What comes around goes around. An eye for an eye. You take someone's life , I take yours. If you are against the death penalty, think of this question, "What if someone has done harm to your family?" I'm pretty sure your opinion would change. Everyone has a revengeful side. It is better to let court handle it rather than to let the victims carry out the sentence. - Anonymous Killing a murderer only makes you a murderer just like them. I think that keeping murderers in prison for the rest of their lives is a much better solution. They can't kill anybody else this way. Also who are we to take someone else's life? It just doesn't make sense to me. -Anonymous
  • What Americans Have to Say Cont’d Opposes the Death Penalty No, the death penalty kills innocent people. Since 1973, there were 138 death row exonerations in the United States. That's 138 innocent people who were mistakenly sentenced to death in a U.S. Court room, and later had their convictions overturned due to further research in light of new evidence. The fact is: the death penalty is much more of a retribution measure than a preventative measure. There is no clear cut proof that the death penalty will prevent people from killing each other. - Anonymous Agrees with the Death Penalty Show no Mercy! Throwing a man for life in prison is too expensive. It’s better if we just executed them all. For most prisoners, they would rather die than go to prison for life which means they are asking for death. Give them what they deserve and execute them. Its best for society. - Anonymous
  • Methods of Execution Lethal injection Electrocution Gas Chamber Hanging Firing Squad
  • Cost of the Death Penalty v.s. Life in Jail It costs an average of $58,351.00 per year - if a person is in jail for 30 years it costs approximately $1,750,530.00 http://sydwalker.info/blog/category/world-politics/sweden/ The cost of lethal injection is $1,300.00 Ministry of justice (n.d.) Ministry of justice (march, 2012) http://www.deliberacion.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/
  • Is the Death Penalty or Life in Prison Worse? Life in Prison Death Penalty Rape and molestation Physical abuse Sleep deprivation Subjected to scientific experiments 5. Forced into flight clubs 6. Solitary confinement 7. Nutraloaf (all a person’s dietary needs into a loaf) • Called a form of cruel and unusual punishment The fear of the unknown 1. 2. 3. 4. Listverse (march 2013)
  • How Many People were Executed Last Year? China - 1,718 Iran - 346 The exact number of people subjected to the death penalty is unknown as most countries do not keep records. Saudi Arabia - 102 Untied States 37 Pakistan 36 China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States, combined, were responsible for 93% of all executions. How many people worldwide are killed by the death penalty each year? (n.d.)
  • Can Children Receive the Death Penalty? Democratic Republic of Congo Nigeria Children aged 16 and over are considered to be adults for the purpose of the death penalty A person can be sentenced to the death penalty when he/she is responsible for his/her own actions Which means people under the age of 18 can be executed Pakistan Child execution is illegal but still practiced United States of America The U.S. has the most child executions prior to 1990 82 children were on death row in 2002 Some States still practice child execution http://personalitycafe.com/art-museum/31542-sad-pictures.html Saudi Arabia Children cannot be sentenced to execution until the age of majority Saudi Arabian law does not specify what the age of majority is so people under the age of 18 can be put to death (Amnesty international, 2002)
  • The Power to Decide The judge The jury A judge or a jury can decide who receives the death penalty in the USA but it all depends on the case
  • Racism and the Death Penalty African-Americans are 1.7 times more likely be sentenced to death African-Americans that murder Caucasians are 4.3 times more likely to receive the death penalty The New York Times (July, 2011)
  • WAIT I’m Innocent!! Since 1973, 143 people on death row have been proven to be innocent The last person to be wrongfully convicted was a man named Reginald Griffin - he spent 30 years in prison and was released October 30, 2013
  • Conclusion
  • References Death Penalty. (2000) . The Free Dictionary by Farlex. 10 November 2013 http://www.thefreedictionary.com/death+penalty The Death Penalty Worldwide. (2013). Infoplease. 10 November 2013 http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0777460.html Abolition of the Death Penalty 1976. (n.d.). Csc-scc. November 10, 2013 http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/pblct/rht-drt/08-eng.shtml Do you support the death penalty? (2013). Debet. November 10, 2013 http://www.debate.org/opinions/do-you-support-the-death- penalty Café, R. (2011 August, 4). Does the public want the death penalty brought back?. BBC News UK. November 13, 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14402195 How much does it cost to keep someone in prison for a year?. (n.d.). Ministry of justice. 15 November 2013 http://www.justice.govt.nz/publications/publicationsarchived/2002/parole-act-2002/how-much-does-it-cost-to-keep- someone-in-prisonfor-a-year Safdar K. (march, 2012). Legally killing people has gotten A LOT more expensive. Ministry of justice. 15 November 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/lethalinjection_n_1391408.html Children and the death penalty (2002) Amnesty International. 19 November 2013 http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT50/007/2002/en/9b708ffd- d7c411dd-b4cd-01eb52042454/act500072002en.pdf How many people worldwide are killed by the death penalty each year? (n.d.) Answers 19 November 2013 http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_worldwide_are_killed_by_th e_death_penalty_each_year?#slide3
  • Reference Gurney M. (February 2012). Bringing back the death penalty a debate worth having. National Post. 19 November 2013 http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/02/01/matt-gurney-bringing-back-the-death-penalty-adebate-worth-having/ Smallwood K. (March, 2013). 10 horrifying things done to prisoners behind bars. Listverse. 21 November 2013 http://listverse.com/2013/03/15/10-horrifying-things-done-to-prisoners-behind-bars/ Dow, D. (July 2011). Death Penalty, still racist and arbitrary. The new York Times. November 21, 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/09/opinion/09dow.html?_r=1& The Innocence List. ( 2013) Death penalty information center. 21 November 2013 http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/innocence-list-those-freed-death-row