DP is a powerful incentive for Δs to plead 2. Broad D-E deceives/misleads jurors a. Might assume that this case is the “worst of the worst” 3. Illusion of regulation w/o any regularity d. Comparative Prop Review Not Necessary: Pulley v. Harris (1984, p. 135) i. CA statute: 1. If agg > mitigating, you shall impose death 2.
Mayor Edward Koch claims that to help the penalty for murder would be a huge insult to the victims, other than David Bruck correctly argues that justice is not served by creating another victim accountable for the things that he or she have done. The death penalty is a horrible thing that I do not agree with.
The current law serves to confirm and underline how seriously flawed the present law on homicide is. The Law commission described the law homicide as ‘a rickety structure set upon shaky foundations.’ There have been some slight reforms by judges and Parliament. The most recent being the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 which seeks to tackle the two longstanding problems of the homicide law which are the partial defences of loss of control (formerly provocation) and diminished responsibility which are frequently stretched and pushed to their absolute limits of reasoning in some cases as defences. The article ‘Murder most foul’ by Ian Yule, written for the A-Level law review magazine provides extensive details of some of the most common problems and criticisms that have been found with the law, as does the ‘Criminal Law’ by Elliot and Quinn. A common theme in both of these publications and
Frankenstein Paper Justice Does justice always prevail? In Frankenstein Mary Shelley shows how justice when blurred with hatred can turn into revenge. Is Williams’s murder justified? Should victor let Justine take the fall? The Wretch ruins the life of Victor “his creator”.
“Along with Troy Davis hundreds of people have been wrongfully convicted and executed in the United States” (David A. Love 1). Think about it if the person that faced the death penalty wasn’t guilty you took an innocent life. There are just some things that people shouldn’t have the ability to do, and sentencing someone to a death is one of them. “Since 1976-2010 there have been approximately 1,226 executions”.
Relativism Relativism The article of “Some Moral Minima” written by Lenn Goodman, discusses issues in our society he believes to be truly unethical and wrong. Some cultures believe the things mentioned by Goodman to be ethical and acceptable in their culture because it is they way they way have been doing things for many years. Some points discussed by Goodman are genocide, terrorism, and rape. The first example from Goodman is genocide, the murdering or extermination of an entire race or culture. Mass murder is compared to genocide and an example would be when nations or groups are at war with each other.
There are more whites than blacks on death row. Each year more whites than blacks are executed. If there was a shocking racial disparity anywhere, it is not in the punishing but in the committing of murder: Blacks comprise only twelve percent of the population, yet fifty percent of all homicides are committed by blacks.” The U.S. Justice Department conducted a study in 2001 on the racial bias of capital punishment. Based on the study of almost nine hundred death penalty cases, the Justice Department found that there was no evidence of racial bias. According to Attorney General John Ashcroft “black and Hispanic defendants were less likely at each stage of the department's review process to be subjected to the death penalty than white defendants," The study found that other factors contributed to what appeared to be racial bias.