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Capital Punishment

  1. 1. Capital Punishment By Daniel Southard
  2. 2. The Death Penalty <ul><li>When someone is on Death-row, they are held in cells until it is their time to be executed for committing horrible crimes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of the Punishment <ul><li>First recorded death penalty: Code of Hammurabi. </li></ul><ul><li>Brought to U.S. by Britain when colonized. </li></ul><ul><li>Penalty under constant scrutiny. </li></ul>
  4. 4. History Cont… <ul><li>1972 death penalty suspended: statutes considered “cruel and unusual” </li></ul><ul><li>violating the eighth amendment. </li></ul><ul><li>States rewrote statutes to eliminate the problem </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Execution <ul><li>Many different types of execution including electric chair, lethal injection, hanging, firing squad, and gas chamber. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://deathpenaltycurriculum.org to see which states offer these reparations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Compasion?…No <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Deterrent <ul><li>If people don’t have anything to fear they will do as they please. Capital punishment makes people think twice. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Retribution <ul><li>If someone in your family were murdered, would you want that person to be punished? </li></ul><ul><li>I would. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recidivism <ul><li>When a dog gets into the hen house it has to be put down because it will continue to do it. </li></ul><ul><li>Could the same not apply to humans? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Solution <ul><li>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. </li></ul>

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