Innocence and the Death Penalty
An argument against the belief that the possibility of an innocent person being executed is extremely small.
# 94182 | 1,080 words | 6 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on Apr 22, 2007 in English (Argument) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Hot Topics (Capital Punishment) , Criminology (General) , Ethics (General)
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This paper takes a look at the death penalty and the issue of an innocent person being incorrectly sentenced, and executed for a crime he did not commit. According to the paper, racial bias more than exists, it simply dominates the entire decision of who should live and who should die.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Baldus, David C., et. al. "The Use of Peremptory Challenges in Capital Murder Trials: A Legal and Empirical Analysis." 3 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 3. 2001.
- Carmical, Casey. "The Death Penalty: Morally Defensible?" Available: http://www.carmical.net/articles/deathpenalty.html (Accessed 4 May 2006).
- Chemerinsky, Erwin. "Eliminating Discrimination in Administering the Death Penalty: The Need for the Racial Justice Act." Santa Clara Law Review 35:519-534. 1995. Available: http://eprints.law.duke.edu/archive/00000751/ (Accessed 4 May 2006).
- "Criminal Justice in Black and White." ACLU News Jul./Aug. 1998. Available: http://aclunc.org/aclunews/news498/justice-facts.html (Accessed 4 May. 2006).
- Dieter, Richard C. "The Death Penalty in Black and White: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides." Death Penalty Information Center. Jun. 1998. Available: http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?scid=45&did=539 (Accessed 4 May 2006).
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