In Defense of Death Penalty in Canada: Discussing David Milgaard case Criminology 135 Professor Parker B. July 11, 2011 Introduction Referring to criminal law can be probably one of the most widely debated of the many ways of Canadian laws. Criminal law system can lead to many opinions and ways to deliberate law that can be too indulgent or too strict, with too much or too less concern about individual rights. The purpose criminal law is to punish certain acts that threaten or affects society. (Boyd, 2007, p. 295). Even tough crime is very complex; this paper will go to focus on the category offences against persons, in this case murder offences.
For instance Sherlock Holmes gets thrills by looking at a dead body, which in-turn could also reflect his primitive desire to indulge in murders, but on the same hand he keeps his overflowing desire from entering the ego by restoring to sublimation of the impulses, thus working against id, to the restore the status quo- a behavior more acceptable by the society. Dupin the detective figure in the Purloin Letter, might as well possess the same attuned unconsciousness as to that of the criminal, but at the same there are instances that gives out to the readers, as myself something more than that. His oddities to work at the night, the meaning of his name dupin as to being deception, the uncovering of truth only known by him or rather the biased narration of the solution of the crime. The criminal named as Minister D (the first alphabet of the name Dupin), his very intention of the ransom reward, all sums up to a figure of split personality in Dupin and Minister D being his sub. The Purloined
Capital Punishment and the Deterrence Theory Capital Punishment Deters Crime 11/9/2012 Dr. Ji Seun Sohn Brooke Lee Capital Punishment and the Deterrence Theory: Capital Punishment Deters Crime Jerry Kilgore said in an editorial written for USA Today, “As a former prosecutor, former secretary of public safety and now attorney general, I believe that some crimes are so evil, some criminals so dangerous and some victims so tortured that executing the criminal is appropriate” (Kilgore, 2002). Capital punishment, or commonly referred to as the death penalty, is the most controversial of all of the disciplinary practices. Since it involves taking another human being’s life, this is not at all surprising. Since it is the most severe of all sentences, there have been countless efforts to abolish the death penalty, and in most of the industrialized nations, with the exception of Japan and the United States of America, these efforts have proved effective. In this paper, I will discuss the effect that capital punishment has on deterring criminal activity.
Some pieces address the deterrence effect and others the unfair racial division among death row inmates. The Death Penalty in the United States: A Literature Review A review of the literature surrounding the death penalty in the United States discusses why the death penalty is a relevant and important topic. The death penalty is an issue that separates the United States from other democracies. Among the Western nations, The United States is the only country that still practices capital punishment. Another important issue surrounding the death penalty is the notion of cruel and unusual punishment.
Perhaps the most frequently raised argument against capital punishment is that of its cost. Other thoughts on the death penalty are to turn criminals away from committing violent acts. A just argument against the death penalty would be that sentencing an individual to death prevents future crimes by other individuals. However, criminals are not afraid of the death penalty. The chance of a criminal being sentenced to death is very slim.
The death penalty is a source of divided opinion and controversy. Capital punishment is the most severe penalty in the US Judicial system. The death penalty is given for the most brutal crimes committed .People have been sentenced to death for many reasons. In America, 2 out of every 3 people support the death penalty. One of the functions of the criminal justice system is to administer a fair and just punishment for the crime committed by the suspect .Most Americans seem to agree with or oppose capital punishment on a case by case basis.
“Granted, any norm, to be effectual, must be embedded in the thick of life” (Goodman, 2010). Discussing the different areas in which Goodman talks about in his article the first is Genocide, Famine, and Germ warfare. “All living beings claims to life” (Goodman, 2010). Goodman tries to compare murder and warfare in this article. I can agree with him on the fact that murder is wrong, but at the sometime there must be some type of line drown to determine whether this act is committed on behalf of wants, needs, or desire.
The death penalty is a very controversial topic. Over the previous years, the death penalty has been the subject of discussion in the courts. It is currently being debated whether or not the death penalty should continue to be in use or if it should be stopped. Many may argue that the death penalty puts a value on human life. However, I believe that the death penalty is inhumane and should not be used anymore.
“He argues the ethics and politics towards the importance and support of the death penalty” The Allyn and Bacon Guide to writing said. This paper will expunge on how Koch uses shock tactics, fear and statistics to support his views effectively dissecting his voters` opponents towards capital punishment, he then concludes that capital punishment affirms the fact that life is precious by brining justice to the people who do not value the life of another. The introductory paragraph of his essay, demonstrates to us the readers structure that he is using by introducing and narrating 2 solid examples of cold blooded killers that were convicted with capital punishment. Take note that Koch begins his essay by narrating to readers about the execution of Robert Lee Willie, where Willie told his executioners that they were no better than him, if they continue the execution. Koch goes on to state Robert Lee Willie only then understood the sanctity of life.
In the essay, “The Death Penalty: Is it Ever Justified,” an admitted killer named, Joseph Carl Shaw, in an appeal wrote: ‘Killing was wrong when I did it. Killing is wrong when you do it. I hope you have the courage and moral strength to stop the killing”’ (575). In the same essay, Edward I. Koch states, “It is a curiosity of modern life that we find ourselves being lectured on morality by cold-blooded killers” (575). If a person takes another persons’ life, how dare they plea for their own!