Currie Final Review

Currie Final Review - CurrieFinalReview 22:25 DeathPenalty

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Currie Final Review 22:25 Death Penalty –  illegal in the first part of the 20 th  century but since it has been reinstated,  public support for the death penalty has increased.  People are beginning to question it and public support is waning.  More widely used in the U.S. than other western countries. Wider number of crimes for which the DA could seek the death penalty. Much  more punitive than other countries. The Death Penalty isn’t used consistently. Centered in certain states, most in  the South. Texas, Georgia, Virginia. Basically weekly in the Southern states. High cost is causing questioning of the use of the death penalty. Death penalty trial is much more expensive than a regular trial because it’s  two trials in one and you have to be more thorough. Over represents minorities. African American make 30-40% of the people on  death row when they only make up about 15% of the general population.  If you’re poor, a minority and your victim is white, you are likely to receive the  death penalty in the southern states. Doesn’t deter violent crime. Violent crime is still prevalent in society.  Cost of death penalty: $90,000 a year to keep someone on death row for a  year. Trial costs, 3 Million to execute in California, 138 million to have the 
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course CRIM C106 taught by Professor Currie during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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Currie Final Review - CurrieFinalReview 22:25 DeathPenalty

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