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Copy of Should the death penalty be reintroduced in England as a punishment for murder?
Transcript of Copy of Should the death penalty be reintroduced in England as a punishment for murder?
the legally authorized killing of
someone as a punishment for a
specific crime. AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY Reasons for death
penalty -non existent deterrence rate
-miscarriage of justice
-costs during trial
-against right to live
-teaching people not to kill
by killing Done in my own time
Chance to develop my knowledge and interest in a specific area
Relevant to degree
Thought through various legal issues
Idea stemmed from a French lesson
BBC news story Gallup 62% in favour of restoring capital punishment YouGov - 51% supported the punishment
Ipsos identified 70% of the U.K felt it should be brought back for:
child abuse -Carried out between 1707-1964
-World War II & the Holocaust of Germany changed attitudes.
-Sydney Silverman, founder of the National Campaign for the Abolition of Capital Punishment, brought about the abolition.
- The Homicide Act 1957 specified 5 types of murder that were to be punished by hanging.
- The Murder Bill 1969 brought about the permanent abolition of capital punishment.
-Last executions for murder (1964):
Peter Allen, Manchester's Strangeways prison
Gwyenne Evans, Liverpool's Walton prison England- Current Practice The Detterant effect FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED 1. RELIGION 2. MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE 3. ETHICAL & MORAL ISSUES Detterance is the act of discouraging an action by instilling fear amongst others. 89% of students felt the death penalty would act as a deterrent. Support Oppose Islam Hinduism
Christianity Judaism Buddhism -a wrongful execution
-Timothy Evans -right to live
-affect the killing has on the individual
-punishing killing by killing 49% of students claimed religion did not affect their attitude towards the death penalty Reasons against death penalty -religious support
-ensures public safety
-advancements in technology
-gives victim's family closure
-not fully informed
-mistakes in sentencing Christianity Sentences depend on the age of the offender when crime was committed.
Over 21 years old
-minimum term of 25 years imprisonment
-can be given a whole life order
-minimum term of 15years imprisonment
- 25 years if in possession of a weapon
-not legible for imprisonment
-detained; protection of public
Review of my EPQ Issues
-avoiding bias sources
-obtaining Census Data
-time management Successes
-increase in knowledge
-taste of what is expected at degree level
-balancing work International Death Penalty Report 2011 Thank you
Ministry of Justice- 37.5% juvenile offenders & 39% adult offenders re-offend within the 9 years following conviction
The Guardian reported 5% increase in murder rates over the past year.