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  1. 1. The Death Penalty By Christie Allen
  2. 2. History of the Death Penalty <ul><ul><li>The death penalty arose in the U.S when the European Settlers came to America. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The first person to be sentenced to death in the U.S was Capitan George Kendall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kendall was sentenced to death for the fact of being a spy for Spain. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The death penalty has been... <ul><ul><li>The death penatly has been around since biblical times. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The death penalty has been on a rise between 1976 to 2000. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The death penalty had been strictly enforced in 1976 due to martail law. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1976 the death penalty would be enforced for minor offenses like stealing a grape or trading with Native Americans. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Methods of the Death Penalty <ul><ul><li>38 states carry out different methods of the death penalty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 States use electrocuetion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 States use firing squad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 States use hanging. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All other states use the method of lethal injection . </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Eye for and Eye <ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye for an Eye has been used for centuries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The death penalty can be looked at in the point of view for eye for an eye. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye for an eye can also be argued because everyone deserves a second chance. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Deterrence <ul><ul><li>Deterrence is defined as a goal of criminal sentencing that seeks to inhibit criminal behavior through the fear of punishment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deterrence works with the death penalty because people say if they knew they were going to die then they would have never done it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If society installs fear into children, then there is a chance that they could have their life taken too, deterrence could work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Criminals Family <ul><ul><li>The family members have to live with what thier family member did. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have to suffer from pain and heartache because of their family members sentence to death. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They loose a family member to the death penalty. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Victims Family <ul><ul><li>They victims family have to deal with heartache and pain because of what the defendant did. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The victims family loses a family member. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The victims family gets justice because the defendant is sentenced to death. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Now Ask Yourself... <ul><ul><li>Do you believe in the death penalty? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if it was you family member who comitted the crime? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if you were the victims family? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does your beliefs change because of either of these questions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you think justice is served because one life was taken and now another is taken from the death penalty? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Work Cited <ul><ul><li>ProQuest. &quot;Capital Punishment&quot;. Leading Issues Timelines:2009 n.p. SIRS Researcher. Web. 20 September, 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Electric Chair. Greeensville Correctional Center Jarratt, Virginia. http://www.fotosearch.com/STK004/RWC1257 </li></ul></ul>

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