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Luisa Villalba The Death Penalty P 1 The Death Penalty Luisa Villalba Ashford University SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Jessica Budzinski December 5, 2010
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Luisa Villalba The Death Penalty P 2 Capital punishment better known as the death penalty is the result of judicial course of action taken against someone who has been convicted of criminal transgression. (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010) The death penalty was put in place as a deterrent for criminals to reduce, or avoid criminal activity all together. The death penalty does not seem to be a strong deterrent as most monstrous crimes are committed by serial killers. The FBI considers a serial killer to be someone who is responsible for three or more killings. The FBI also defines serial killers as “suffering from a variety of personality disorders, including being psychopaths, having anti-social personality, and more. Most however, are not adjudicated as insane under the law.” (FBI, 2010) Those that suffer from mental illnesses such as these do not particularly worry about consequences. The United States has a high rate of heinous crimes compared to other countries. When
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