Notes, may 02,06

Notes, may 02,06 - May 2, 2006 Ethics Against The Death...

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May 2, 2006 Ethics Against The Death Penalty In this country it doesn’t work, it’s not an effective deterrent against violent crimes. It does not cause a drop in violence. Utilitarian’s say this, looking at what the outcome is (maximum good) Deterring people from killing ARGUMENT FROM DETERRING: If execution of a convicted murderer occurs, then 500 innocents will be saved from murderers that year. “Escape’ from the punishment from memory of a person’s crime. A criminal should have to live with the memory of what they’ve done to another person/ ‘Easy out’ for criminals There are more effective deterrents Possibility of error Possibility of redemption Compassion for others, EVEN though they’ve done this horrible thing Society may have a part to play in how people are formed and what they do Fairness, responsibility No right to execute For The Death Penalty Most feasible way of eliminating the possibility that they will do it again, of that
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ETH 34 taught by Professor Blackman during the Spring '06 term at Mills College.

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Notes, may 02,06 - May 2, 2006 Ethics Against The Death...

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