Card Set Information
Government sponsored death
Controversial bc there’s no second chance
Most other industrialized westernized country don’t have capital punishment
An eye is an eye is justice
No way to test who is right
Why do we execute people?
Derived from common law
It makes us feel good that a bad guy is gone
Deterrence --> doesn’t work
Person mean or have mental illness?
Isolation – ultimate form of isolation
Death Penalty v LIP
DP vs Life in Prison
Who gets death penalty and why?
Subjected to abuse
Is race a factor ?
if victim woman/ child, multiple murders
Jurisdiction (What part of US you are from)
Constitution says no one should be exposed to cruel and unusual punishment… death penalty
Furman v Georgia
Supreme court said all 50 states’ laws on death penalty is unconstitutional but the concept of death penalty is constitutional
Gregg v Georgia
If you want to have the death penalty you have to come to court and make a new law that complies
Duty of process
no one will be denied under the constitution of life, liberty, or property w/ due process
property- hearing and opportunity to revert
liberty- lock you up- right to trial, attorney, jury, appeal
life- most process; many appeals, many attorneys…