Cultural & Global Issues

The Death Penalty’s Slow But Seemingly Sure Decline

Abstract:

Maryland was the sixth state to outlaw the death penalty. As violent crime has decreased, so has the need for the death penalty. People who are wrongfully accused also attribute to the need to outlaw the death penalty.

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Source:

NPR

Author:

Alan Greenblatt

Published:

6/21/2013

The Death Penalty Has Long Divided Americans. Here’s Why Those Who Oppose It Are Winning

Abstract:

Public support for the death penalty has declined as well as the amount of individuals being executed. The courts generally avoid this form of capital punishment along with pharmaceutical companies who provide the drugs needed to execute individuals.

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The Los Angeles Times *LIMITED ACCESS *Heavy content

Author:

Jaweed Kaleem

Published:

4/27/2017

The Death Penalty in the United States

Abstract:

This video discusses statistics of innocent people who have been put on death row and takes a stance against the death penalty.

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California Innocence Project

Author:

California Western School of Law

Published:

7/16/2005

Death Penalty Information Center Podcasts

Abstract:

These are a variety of podcasts that explore issues related to the death penalty.

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Death Penalty Information Center

Author:

Various

Published:

Ongoing

Should the Death Penalty be Allowed?

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There are 10 perspectives to consider about the death penalty such as morality, retribution, race, and closure for victims’ families. This article reviews the pros and cons of each perspective.

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Source:

ProCon.org

Published:

updated January 13, 2016

Death Penalty and Race

Abstract:

Reports and studies prove that African Americans are treated more harshly than white people when being sentenced. For similar crimes, African Americans are more likely to receive the death penalty than to be sentenced to life in prison.

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Source:

Amnesty International

Published:

7/7/1905

Delaware Returns to Death Penalty Debate After Prison Uprising

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Delaware is the smallest state, but has one of the largest inmate population. Prisons are understaffed which leads to mistreatment of inmates. Inmates are responding and uprising which has caused the Governor of Delaware to reconsider the death penalty.

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PBS Newshour

Author:

Kamala Kelkar

Published:

4/16/2017

Dylan Roof is the Best Argument We Have for the Death Penalty

Abstract:

The author of this article weighs in on the need to have the death penalty for extreme and outrageous crimes including the crime Dylan Roof committed when he murdered nine African Americans while they were praying at church. It is addressed that the death penalty should not be a regular form of punishment because it is disproportionately given to African Americans. For someone who commits an outrageous act, however, the death penalty should be considered.

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Source:

The Week

Author:

W. James Antle III

Published:

12/16/2016