DEATH PENALTYRAQUEL BAÑOLAS SUÁREZMILÁN SANTANA BAÑOLAS
EARLY DEATH PENALTY LAWS:• The first established death penalty law date in the Eighteenth Century B.C., and it used in other civilizations from the past, for example, in the Hittie code (Fourteenth Century B.C), the Draconian Code of Athens and the Roman Law of the Twelve Tablets.• In Britain (Tenth Century A.D) hanging was the usual method of execution.• During the reign of Henry VIII 72,000 are estimated to have been executed.
Death Penalty in America and The Abolitionist Movement• The first recorded execution was the execution of Captain George Kendall which was a spy for Spain.• The abolitionist movement started with the European Theorists Montesquieu, Voltaire and Bentham.• Cesare Beccaria’s essay, “On the Crimes and Punishment”, had a strong impact throughout the world.
The possibility exists that innocent people men and women may be put to death
It sends the wrong message: “why kill people who kill people to show killing is wrong?”• Accountability: responsability
The endless appeals and required additional procedures clog the court system• Clog: block• Attorney: lawyer• Back up: delay
We as a society have to move away fromthe “eye for an eye” revenge mentality if civilization is to advance
It is useless because it doesn’t bring the victim back to life.
Death penaltyAdvantages of the capital punishment
Death penalty gives closure to thevictim’s families who have suffered so much