Capital Punishment

Introduction Capital punishment refers to the act of killing an individual who has been found guilty of committing a certain crime (Gottfried, 2003, p.35). Capital punishment is a severe form of punishment because a victim cannot repeal a death sentence. A less severe alternative to death sentence is life imprisonment. Despite its existence, some countries […]

Isolation and Capital Punishments

Isolation and capital punishments are both social evils. Isolating people deprives them the right to stay with their families, and limits their freedom of movement (Samaha 418). Besides, isolated persons seem to acquire brain disorders in the end and they become obliterated socially. On the other hand, capital punishments such as deaths deprives of people […]

Capital Punishment

Does the death sentence offer justice to the criminal or the people who were wronged? The whole world may disagree with these sentiments, if confidently declared that justice would have fully prevailed. Has someone ever lost his/ her kith or kin to a killer and if so, how was the reaction? This is what forms […]

Capital punishment

Capital punishment refers to inflicting death to offenders who are convicted of capital crimes. During the medieval times, criminals sentenced to capital punishment were put to death using gruesome methods such as decapitation, burning, stoning and quartering by horses (Marzili, 2008). However, such methods stopped being used, as they were considered too heinous. Instead, methods […]

Capital Punishment

Introduction Capital punishment has otherwise been referred to as death sentence or death penalty. It can also be used to refer to legal execution of a convicted individual or through a judicial process. The capital punishment has always been used in situations where an individual or criminal is judicially convicted of a capital offence or […]

Psychological Aspects of Capital Punishment

Introduction Capital punishment is commonly associated with death penalty. Capital punishment is for inmates on death row. The psychological aspect associated with capital punishment is a subject of interest. According to many, the execution of capital punishment and especially to inmates on death row is one horrible event. Some inmates are psychologically tortured by the […]

Capital Punishment

Within the realms of the American laws, criminal justice system comprises of the law creators (legislative), courts (adjudication), and correctional facilities such as probation, parole, prisons, and jails. American criminal justice system comprises of the jurisdictional, normative, functional, and institutional components. These components work simultaneously in defining the goals of procedural laws and decision to […]

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment refers to the legal process that subjects criminals to the death penalty as provided by the state laws. In this case, the jury sentences the criminal to death by the process of killing known as execution. Capital offences trigger the state to subject individuals to the death penalty. Some of the common capital […]

Capital Punishment

The issue of capital punishment has over the years drawn mixed reactions. On the one hand, it is argued that capital punishment is demeaning to humanity and should be eliminated from the justice system. On the other hand, it is believed that capital punishment is necessary as it aids in dealing with the commission of […]

Capital punishment and deterrence of crime

Introduction Capital punishment can deter crime. Many individuals oppose the death penalty because of moral and aesthetic reasons. The problem with these justifications is that they are susceptible to subjective interpretations. An economic analysis of the deterrence effect of capital punishment provides a rational and objective way of analyzing the effectiveness of such a mechanism. […]

Capital Punishment

Introduction Capital punishment is used to execute criminals and suppress political dissent terms of murder, espionage, and treason. In the most historical records and practices, punishment was used as a way of enforcing justice. They used different ways to punish different extends of crime. They could stone person to death, boil to death, crucifixion, using […]

Capital Punishment

Death Penalty in the United States: A Brief History The British law helped in forming the earlier US capital punishment law. Finally, different American colonies developed their own lists of capital crimes which varied from region to region (An overview of the Death Penalty and Capital trials, 1994, pp1-18). Overview Abolishing the death penalty completely […]

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment can be defined as a judicial process that involves an individual being subjected to some form of severe punishment for offences committed. After watching the films titled “Thin Blue line,” “the Empty chair” and “Fighting for life in the Death Belt,” it can be noticed that they all include the theme of capital […]

Capital Punishment Legislation

Introduction Capital punishment can be defined as the deliberate and premeditated termination of human life as a punishment for the victim who is convicted under the provisions of the law. In the United States, capital punishment remains a highly debated and controversial topic as substantial portions of the U.S. population are proponents or opponents of […]

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment or death sentence has been used as a method of enforcing law in many countries around the world for many years. It is used to punish crimes such as violence and murder. Capital punishment has been criticized by its opponents. This has pushed some countries to find alternative methods of punishment such as […]

Capital Punishment in Political View

Introduction Capital punishment refers to death sentences that are accorded to individual offenders by judicial institutions. The sentence has raised controversies especially due to the fact that innocent individuals may be victims of such sentences in inefficient judicial processes. Political influence has also been raising controversies over the sentence. This paper seeks to discuss the […]

Capital Punishment: A Critical Evaluation of its Appropriateness in Modern Society

The public reflection on the legality and morality of capital punishment has over the years been well documented by historians, philosophers and other theorists amid the complexities and controversies the debate continues to attract. Although the practice is institutionalized and practiced in some countries, the raging debate about its appropriateness demonstrates a subtle balance of […]

Capital Punishment

Introduction Capital punishment is a judicial death punishment for people convicted of committing heinous crimes. The use of capital punishment all over the world varies from one country to another, although it is being removed gradually from the current constitutions of various countries because it is considered as an inhuman form of punishment. Capital punishment […]