Death Penalty Laws, Hammurabi, King of Babylon
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. [...]
[...] This is because police as well as the public, seem to take sides to defend their position in cases where a critical decision is required to determine the fate of a party. It was the duty of the police officers to present evident of failing to live in line with the social principles before arresting the victim. It is highly irresponsible for the police to base their arrest on one's past live. They Surname 4 should base it with reference with his current behavior because any court of law will require proof before ruling the case. [...]
[...] The law is also brutal and cruel to human life. News article of the death of TerzungweShakaa TerzungweShakaa is a man who died after he was arrested by police officers as he was having a drink with some friends. The officers claimed that the suspect was arrested following an allegation that he was part of a gang that used to terrorize the people some time back. There was also an allegation that he was in robbery before quitting that life and joining a different life, where he started serving in church and taking responsibility of his dear wife and children. [...]
[...] Gangs killed him, and this was quite unfortunate for him as well as his family. This following the fact that he was a young man with determination, and had a family, which looked upon him. Years later, the police suspected that some young men were responsible for the death of Constantine, and they were taken to court for further interrogation to reach justice (Polites 63). Following the findings by the court, it was found that they were responsible of death, and they were death sentenced. [...]
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