Death Penalty, Historical review, Thorsten Sellin and Issac Ehrlich
Death penalty is a source of many debates all over the world. The real question is if a man has the right to judge other people's actions and take away life. Many people are questioning the effectiveness of the legal system, and as long as there is one percent chance for making the wrong decisions and convicting the wrong people, they think it should not be allowed.
In the below study we are going to review three different aspects of the debate regarding toe the death penalty. First we will check the question from the individual's perspective, and then we are going to examine the different legal systems and processes to protect individuals. Finally, we also need to review the point made by victims of crimes, to get the full picture of the current regulation and its effectiveness
[...] Like any coin, the matter has two sides. Not all the people who are executed are criminals. We all know the saying 'one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter'. Even in the example given above where the Indian Prime Minister was killed, the two accused people are imprisoned for over twenty years. One of the accused named “Perarivazhan' was imprisoned when he was just twenty years old. He had spent all the productive years of his life behind the prison bars. [...]
[...] Death sentences are not pronounced just like that for any petty crime. Only very few people, whose guilt is proven without doubt are subjected to death penalty. One in ten judges gets to write the death sentence of just one person in their service. From the period starting from 1965 to 1980 only 2000 death sentences were passed in the United States (Greenberg, 1982). Opposing Death penalty sentences declared after very careful analysis is like mocking our judiciary system and all its proceedings. [...]
[...] In The Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment: A Question of Life and Death. NBER Working Paper Series. Retrieved on September 23rd from http://www.nber.org/papers/w0018.pdf 2. Machines of Malice. In Machines of Malice. Discovery Channel. Retrieved on September 23rd from http://www.discoverychannel.ca/Article.aspx?aid= Greenberg, Jack In Capital Punishment as a System. Heinonline. Retrieved on September 23rd from http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.j ournals/ylr91&div=49&id=&page= 4. Ackner, R. J. (2003). [...]
[...] (The death penalty in Texas pp. 12.) The study also reveals that in many cases the appointed attorneys and counsels are unable to complete the legal tasks of appeal, therefore the Texas appeal and death penalty system is far from being perfect Views of Thorsten Sellin and Issac Ehrlich The notable works of Issac Ehrlich and Sellin are the two the most quoted works on any study of evaluation based on Capital Punishment. Sellin argues any punishment which does not deter the crime rate is absolute waste. [...]
[...] Contemporary Justice Review Vol pp. 169- Baldus, David C.; Cole, James W. L In Comparison of the Work of Thorsten Sellin and Isaac Ehrlich on the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment. Heinonline. Retrieved on September 23rd from http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.j ournals/ylr85&div=21&id=&page= 6. Kenneth Cauthen In Capital Punishment. Frontiernet. Retrieved on September 23rd from http://www.frontiernet.net/~kenc/cappun.htm 7. Casell, P. G. (2008). In defense of the death penalty. [...]
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