Death_Penalty

Death_Penalty - Countries with the highest number of...

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Countries with the highest number of executions in Countries with the highest number of executions in 2008 2008 China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States of America were the five states with the highest rate of executions. Together they carried out 93% of all executions worldwide. China – 1,718 Iran – 346 Saudi Arabia – 102 Pakistan – 36 The United States – 37 (aggravated murder, contract killing, felony murder) … all confirmed executions. Source: Death Penalty Information Center
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Death penalty statutes in the United States Death penalty statutes in the United States Blue : No current death penalty statute Orange : Death penalty statute declared unconstitutional (New York ) Green : No one executed since 1976 Red : Has performed execution since 1976
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Death penalty – key Supreme Court Death penalty – key Supreme Court decisions decisions Furman v. Georgia (1972) William Furman killed a person during a commission of a felony (burglary); sentenced to death verdict was appealed The Supreme Court (5-4) found that the death penalty was unconstitutional on the grounds of “cruel and unusual punishment” (8 th Amendment) States were forced to revise their statues to make sure that death
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course POLS-Y 100 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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