SOC120Week3DQ1 - O’Dell and Lionel Herrera(Listverse 2010...

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I am wholeheartedly against the death penalty. I believe that only God judges us. God has various names: I believe in him as Vishnu but for some he might be called Jesus, Yahweh, Buddha, or Allah. The costs of the death penalty are unacceptable and society is equally protected from real murderers by a sentence of life without parole (Mosser, 2010). The death penalty is applied disproportionately to minority defendants and disproportionately against defendants who kill a white person regardless of the race of the defendant. Therefore, the death penalty appears to be applied in a discriminatory way, based on the statistics of Carlos De Luna, Larry Griffin, Ruben Cantu, Leo Jones, Joseph
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Unformatted text preview: O’Dell and Lionel Herrera (Listverse, 2010). In all of the cases mentioned above the enforced death is final. Being acquitted after death cannot help the innocent person executed by the State. It is inherently unreasonable for the State to kill people to show that murder is wrong. References: Mosser, K. (2010). Ethics and Social Responsibility. San Diego, Bridgepoint Education Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUSOC120.10.2/sections/sec3.1 . ListVerse.com. Ten Convicts Presumed Innocent after Execution . http://listverse.com/2010/01/12/10-convicts-presumed-innocent-after-execution/...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course SOC120 120 taught by Professor Williambanks during the Fall '11 term at Ashford University.

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