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    • Capital Punishment By Daniel Southard
    • The Death Penalty
      • When someone is on Death-row, they are held in cells until it is their time to be executed for committing horrible crimes.
    • History of the Punishment
      • First recorded death penalty: Code of Hammurabi.
      • Brought to U.S. by Britain when colonized.
      • Penalty under constant scrutiny.
    • History Cont…
      • 1972 death penalty suspended: statutes considered “cruel and unusual”
      • violating the eighth amendment.
      • States rewrote statutes to eliminate the problem
    • Types of Execution
      • Many different types of execution including electric chair, lethal injection, hanging, firing squad, and gas chamber.
      • Visit http://deathpenaltycurriculum.org to see which states offer these reparations.
    • Compasion?…No
      • Many people believe it is unethical to execute someone and that it’s an injustice. I disagree, the death penalty is a crime deterrent, gives families retribution for loved ones, and helps prevent recidivism. It would be an injustice to abolish the penalty.
    • Deterrent
      • If people don’t have anything to fear they will do as they please. Capital punishment makes people think twice.
    • Retribution
      • If someone in your family were murdered, would you want that person to be punished?
      • I would.
    • Recidivism
      • When a dog gets into the hen house it has to be put down because it will continue to do it.
      • Could the same not apply to humans?
    • Solution
      • The best solution to stopping the injustice of putting an end to capital punishment is to go out and vote for the legislatures that keep it running.