Jackson leah-eng104 multi-modal essay 4 final [autosaved]
The Death Penalty Presented by: Leah Jackson
“The care of human life and happiness, and not theirdestruction, is the first and only object of good government.” -Thomas Jefferson
The Death Penalty alsoknown as capital punishment, is the lawful imposition of death as punishment forcrimes. It is the act of killing or executing an individual who is found guilty of a serious crime, by the government.
The Death Penalty Past- The death penalty started in the colonial times.- Methods that were used to kill individuals werehanging, beheading, quartering, boiling and stoning.- Executions were carried out for such capitaloffenses as marrying a Jew, not confessing to acrime, and treason.
The Costs of the Death Penalty• In Indiana, the total cost of the death penalty is 38% greater than the total cost of life without parole.• In New York, it costs approximately $23 million per person.• In Tennessee, the death penalty trials cost 48% more than a life sentence trial(Bedau and Cassell).
DEATH PENALTY DETERRENCE - 84% of our former and present presidents of thecountry’s top academic criminological societies saythat the death penalty does not act as a deterrentto murder(Radelet and Lacock).
What Happens on Execution Day?A Death Penalty Documentary.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1htDY230jx4
The drugs that are used today for the Death Penalty.
Preventing Murder How would you spend tens of millions of dollars a year ?Prevention policy: treatment for mentally ill individuals, drug/alcohol treatment?Public Safety: Make more resources available for the community and social services?
ConclusionIf the society knew more, would we begin to move away from death penalty?
Works CitedFree Photos from www.photobucket.comVideo from youtube.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1htDY230jx4Bedau, Hugo Adam., and Paul G. Cassell. Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? : The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Best Case. New York: Oxford UP, 2004. Print.Radelet, Matthew, and Tony Lacock. "Facts about Deterrence and the Death Penalty." Death Penalty Information Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. <http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-about- deterrence-and-death-penalty>.