Capital Punishment Slides - nd decided. Furman Vs Georgia....

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e of execution per 100 thousand people was higher. re broadly. as inequitable in capital punishment system. They were particularly concerned with that in the case of rape (people who were being executed for rape, an e. eath. If you are not executing anyone, and you keep sending people there, it starts being ______________. and decided. Furman Vs Georgia. (look at it closely). d no capital punishment had been ministered. So the states came back and changed their laws. When they changed their laws we began to execute again. climb again. The highest point was around 1999. In 10 years from 1990-1999 the number of executions rose from 23 to 98. More than quadrupled. at half the rate of 1930. of executions began to decline. then began to drop off. uate? s per year (The 5 year average of highest peak). s down to 128 . This was just after the war. About half. he efforts. Serious campaign to abolish capital punishment.). Capital punishment has already fallen to 21 from 178. bout 7 in 1965. 1 execution in 1966. 2 in 1967. man V. Georgia. -Reach a high point mid 1990’s. -Late 1990’s over 3500. Huge increase. -In our lifetime there has been a dramatic increase. Capital Punishment Slides Criminal Proceedings Criminal Proceedings as Exclusionary Mechanism Designed to Redefine Civil Rights of Individual 13th Amendment to Constitution Creates Slaves of the State (1865) Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. -Slavery was no more except for a punishment for crime. Convicts became “slaves as the state”. You set people outside the boundaries of protected life. You dehumanize them. Criminal Proceedings Criminal Proceedings as Exclusionary Mechanism Must be done fairly 14th Amendment: Due Process Clause -- No State shall . .. deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law (1868) -14 th amendment was put in place to stop it. Must not result in unfair punishment Eighth Amendment: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” (Bill of Rights) -Punishment has to be done correctly. Prisoners Become Slaves of the State Ruffin v. Commonwealth (1871) …He (convicted felon) has, as a consequence of his crime, not only forfeited his liberty, but all his personal rights except those which the law in its humanity accords to him. He is for the time being the slave of the State. He is civiliter mortuus; and his estate, if he has any, is administered like that of a dead man. -You take away their rights.
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2010 for the course SOC Sociology taught by Professor Sheldonekland-olson during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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