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Copy of Should the death penalty be reintroduced in England as a punishment for murder?

Extended Project Qualification Presentation

Clive Brookes

on 17 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Should the death penalty be reintroduced in England as a punishment for murder?

Planning Conclusion Research Should the death penalty be reintroduced in England as punishment for murder? Why the EPQ? Why the death penalty? History of capital punishment Capital punishment:
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
-religious support
-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:
armed robbery
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
-no deterrence
-financial costs
-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

Between 18-20
-minimum term of 15years imprisonment
- 25 years if in possession of a weapon

Under 18
-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.
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