Is Capital Punishment Discriminatory?
Presents arguments in favor of abolishing the death penalty.
# 47328 | 1,050 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Feb 05, 2004 in Law (Criminal) , Law (Constitution) , English (Argument) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Hot Topics (Capital Punishment) , Gender and Sexuality (General)
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This paper argues that the death penalty should be abolished. The paper asserts that the death penalty is spurious, often based on socioeconomic or other factors irrelevant to the severity of the crime itself, and employed in a racist fashion.
From the Paper:"The death penalty is an arbitrary institution that is employed for a series of reasons that are unrelated to the crimes committed by actual persons (assuming, of course, that those sentenced to the death penalty are even guilty of the crimes that they have committed). Indeed, the death penalty is employed differently depending upon the race, gender, and wealth of accused person. These criteria are unacceptable for use in determining outcomes that will result in imminent death for accused persons. The death penalty, since it is influenced by these factors is used arbitrarily and must be stopped."
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