Death Penalty - Psychology and Law Death Penalty...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Psychology and Law Death Penalty
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
International perspective on Death Penalty US one of only a few developed countries to have death penalty. All of western Europe, Canada, Australia have all abolished it Countries that have it include: US, China, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Russia, Saudia Arabia, Vietnam
Image of page 2
Furman v Georgia, 1972/Gregg v Georgia, 1976 Outlawed death penalty until racial disparities in its use could be fixed Racial disparities made it “cruel and unusual” Gregg v Georgia reinstated death penalty four years later 12 states currently do not have death penalties
Image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Arguments for Death Penalty Serves to reduce crime via incapacitation (dead people can’t hurt others) Cheaper than life in prison Deter crime Morally correct (eye for an eye) Closure for survivors Could escape from prison Prison not enough punishment Other?
Image of page 4
Arguments against Death Penalty Unethical Brutalizes society More expensive than life in prison No deterrence effect Could execute an innocent person Not as much punishment as life in prison Other?
Image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Which is really more expensive? Death penalty costs about $2 million more than keeping someone in prison for life, due to trial costs
Image of page 6
Does the death penalty deter future crimes? Time series analyses Compared to neighboring states Compared to before abolish death penalty Compared to after reinstated death penalty Correlational!!! Brutalization Effect 3 day effect with prize fights, suicides, plane crashes
Image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Does death penalty incapacitate the individual him/herself?
Image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern