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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ETHICS1Capital Punishment EthicsEsperanza AragonVictor Valley CollegeCJ 101: Intro. to Criminal JusticeProfessor AlanizMay 5,2020Would you be able to make the decision to kill somebody? Could you live with that, if
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ETHICS2you were able to justify your action. Capital punishment is the legal authorization of killing aperson as punishment for a crime. In the United States, some states are using that law towardstheir citizens. Why aren’t some other states doing so? Some states do not use that law becauseethics come into play.Capital punishment is allowed in twenty-eight states in the United States. Arizona,Alabama, and yes even California was one of those states; just a few of the twenty-eight thatallow the legal authorization of killing a person as punishment for a crime they have committed.These twenty-eight states have citizens who have voted that capital punishment is a valuableoption to choose as a punishment. California as of 2006 has not executed anyone due to capitalpunishment, but California still punishes criminals by sentencing them to the death penalty. Thelegal issues and different ethical decisions from each judge differ. Federal judge CormacJ.Carney of the United States District Court ruled that capital punishment is unconstitutional.Why hadJudge Carney made that ruling?
Those are just a few states, of the remaining twenty-two in the United States, that have chosen tomake capital punishment illegal. Hawaii became a state in 1959 and before they became theirown state they chose to abolish the death penalty as an option for punishment. Before 1959Hawaii had approximately forty-nine executions by hanging due to the criminals who committed

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Term
Spring
Professor
Ripley
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lethal injection, Capital Punishment Ethics

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