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  • 1. The Death Penalty By Christie Allen
  • 2. History of the Death Penalty
      • The death penalty arose in the U.S when the European Settlers came to America.
      • The first person to be sentenced to death in the U.S was Capitan George Kendall.
      • Kendall was sentenced to death for the fact of being a spy for Spain.
  • 3. The death penalty has been...
      • The death penatly has been around since biblical times.
      • The death penalty has been on a rise between 1976 to 2000.
      • The death penalty had been strictly enforced in 1976 due to martail law.
      • In 1976 the death penalty would be enforced for minor offenses like stealing a grape or trading with Native Americans.
  • 4. Methods of the Death Penalty
      • 38 states carry out different methods of the death penalty.
      • 9 States use electrocuetion.
      • 3 States use firing squad.
      • 2 States use hanging.
      • All other states use the method of lethal injection .
  • 5. Eye for and Eye
      • Eye for an eye is defined as if a man takes the life of another, then that man should give his life for taking another.
      • Eye for an Eye has been used for centuries.
      • The death penalty can be looked at in the point of view for eye for an eye.
      • Eye for an eye can also be argued because everyone deserves a second chance.
  • 6. Deterrence
      • Deterrence is defined as a goal of criminal sentencing that seeks to inhibit criminal behavior through the fear of punishment.
      • Deterrence works with the death penalty because people say if they knew they were going to die then they would have never done it.
      • If society installs fear into children, then there is a chance that they could have their life taken too, deterrence could work.
      • For adults it is harder to install fear because they have already chosen the way they want to live their lives, so deterrence could fail.
  • 7. The Criminals Family
      • The family members have to live with what thier family member did.
      • They have to suffer from pain and heartache because of their family members sentence to death.
      • They loose a family member to the death penalty.
  • 8. The Victims Family
      • They victims family have to deal with heartache and pain because of what the defendant did.
      • The victims family loses a family member.
      • The victims family gets justice because the defendant is sentenced to death.
  • 9. Now Ask Yourself...
      • Do you believe in the death penalty?
      • What if it was you family member who comitted the crime?
      • What if you were the victims family?
      • Does your beliefs change because of either of these questions?
      • Do you think justice is served because one life was taken and now another is taken from the death penalty?
  • 10. Work Cited
      • ProQuest. "Capital Punishment". Leading Issues Timelines:2009 n.p. SIRS Researcher. Web. 20 September, 2009.
      • The Electric Chair. Greeensville Correctional Center Jarratt, Virginia.