Ethical Issues Surrounding the Death Penalty Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Ethical Issues Surrounding the Death Penalty
An analysis of the ethical issues surrounding the administration of the death penalty in the United States.
# 95367 | 5,401 words | 23 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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Description:

This paper discusses the debate on the death penalty as more than a moral issue of whether it is ever permissible to intentionally kill, but rather as an ethical debate on how the death penalty is administered in the United States. It suggests that issues surrounding the administration of the death penalty, make a compelling case for abolishing capital punishment as a sentencing option in the United States.

Table of Contents:
Does The Death Penalty Deter Crime - And Do Americans Really Support It?
Arguments On Behalf Of Victims' Families Ring Hollow
The Wrongly Accused: DNA And Other Exonerations
Racism And The Death Penalty
Executing The Mentally And Psychologically Incompetent
Ineffective Counsel
Methods Are Not As Painless As Some Argue
Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (2002). "ACLU Praises Supreme Court Refusal of 'Sleeping Lawyer' Case As 'Acknowledgment and Reminder' of Death Penalty Problems." Retrieved Sept. 30, 2006 from http://www.aclu.org/capital/unequal/10466prs20020603.html.
  • American Civil Liberties Union (2002). "DNA testing and the death penalty." Retrieved Oct. 1, 2006 from http://www.aclu.org/capital/innocence/10392pub20020626.html.
  • Amnesty International (2006). "Death penalty." Retrieved Sept. 30, 2006 from http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/index.do.
  • Antonio, Michael E. (2006). "Arbitrariness and the death penalty: how the defendant's appearance during trial influences capital jurors' punishment decision." Behavioral Sciences & the Law. March 2006.Vol.24, Iss. 2.
  • Brink, Graham (2006). "Bid to halt execution says death penalty is flawed." St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Sep 29, 2006. pg. 5.B

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