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  1. Introduction
  2. News article of the death of TerzungweShakaa
  3. The case concerning the death of Constantine
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion

Death Penalty Laws was established back in the 18th century B.C in the reign of Hammurabi, King of Babylon, where the law was codified in 25 different nations. It was also in the 14th century BC in the Hittite Code, and in the 17th century BC in the Draconian Codes in Athens. This law accepted death as a punishment for all crimes. Death penalty was also in the Roman law, where victims faced cruxification, beaten to death, impalement and burning alive. The British influenced the Americans in adopting death penalty, when they settled their world. Among the key players were Kendall of 1608, and Sir Thomas Dale of 1612. The two introduced the death penalty to even minor offenses, where people were killed for stealing chicken, grapes or trading with Indians. From this, it is evident that the death penalty varies from colony to colony. The trend also spread from nation to the nation as years went proceeded. This paper will discuss murder in families under different cases; it will also reflect reactions by murder family on death penalty. With the evolution of DNA technology, there has been a breakthrough in criminal investigation as there is a better way to determine whether one is guilty of a crime or not. Results show that there are suspects who are death sentenced unfairly based on the findings forwarded by the police officers (Hunter and Wood 66).

[...] This law accepted death as a punishment for all crimes. Death penalty was also in the Roman law, where victims faced cruxification, beaten to death, impalement and burning alive. The British influenced the Americans in adopting death penalty, when they settled their world. Among the key players were Kendall of 1608, and Sir Thomas Dale of 1612. The two introduced the death penalty to even minor offenses, where people were killed for stealing chicken, grapes or trading with Indians. From this, it is evident that the death penalty varies from colony to colony. [...]


[...] It subjects victims to pain and torture, which is against natural law and humanity. Death row also blocks the path to justice; there are many cases where innocent people are murdered. This just affects their respective families as they have no means of reviving life after is gone. This call for other options of instituting justice as death row has more harm than good in the society. Surname 7 Bibliography Hunter, R. and Wood, R. Impact of felony Sanction: An analysis of weaponless assault upon police. American Journal of Police 65-89. Sellin, T. [...]


[...] The Information Series on Current Topics: Capital Punishment Cruel and Unusual. Marois, Michael. California Death Penalty Focus on its High Cost. Africa News Service Ayado, Solomon. Family of Murder Detainee Demands Justice. Africa News Service Polites, Olga. I Want the Constantine's Murderer to Die. News Week Magazine, 2006. [...]


[...] This is the reason why murder families continue feeling that death row has more harm than good because it exposes traces of racism in USA. From a critical evaluation of the number of crimes in the reported in the 1970s and 80s, it is evident that death penalty does not give a solution to crime than other forms of imprisonment. This is Surname 6 because crimes in the recent past are increasing are at an alarming rate. This just leaves murder families in poverty (Sellin 5). Conclusion Death penalty is both immoral and unethical. [...]

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