Capital Punishment Why does society kill to show that killing is wrong? It has a long history. Capital punishment has been around for centuries and is still used today. Though many people see capital punishment as a justifiable way to prosecute criminals, capital punishment is actually a very expensive, cruel and unusual, and an unreliable process that the United States needs to ban. People are mistaken when they think that executing a prisoner is less expensive than incarceration; in fact, the cost of capital punishment greatly outweighs the cost of keeping an inmate incarcerated for life. In addition, the cost of capital punishment has been increasing since the 1970s. In 1972, it was much more expensive to gather evidence to support the innocence or the guilt of the accused in a death sentence trial rather than a life sentence trial (“Capital Punishment”). Also during this time, all death sentences had to be reviewed by the Supreme Court. This would usually cost up to $70,000 and in some cases, if the case went any further, the process could reach up to $275,000 or more (“Capital Punishment”). Furthermore, as the years passed, a study at Duke University presented data that showed that North Carolina alone spent over one billion dollars on executions between 1976 and 1992 (“Capital Punishment”). This amount of money is not much if compared to today’s total amount of money spent but in the 1970s, it was considered a large amount. Therefore, it must be taken into consideration that in the past, everything cost less because the United States did not own as much money as it does today. Currently, the cost of capital punishment is still increasing. In 2002, the Indiana Criminal Law Study Commission said that it costs states thirty-eight percent more money for executions than it does for keeping an inmate incarcerated for life (“Capital Punishment). Moreover, an editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that “the death penalty has consumed $10 million in the past seven years (“Death Penalty Information Center”). So, why does it cost so much more to keep an inmate incarcerated? Well, probably because being sentenced to death is a very serious issue. A lot of money is spent so that the court can be one-hundred percent sure that the accused truly is proven guilty. Because of this, taxpayers are spending over $10 million on death penalty cases (“Death Penalty Information Center”). For this reason, it makes much more sense to abolish capital punishment and to protect the innocence from being being harmed, that way the United States can save more money. In addition to its cost, capital punishment is cruel and unusual. Executions can be done in 5 ways: the gas chamber, hanging, firing squad, electrocution, or lethal injection (Capital Punishment- Cruel and Unusual”). These methods are all currently used depending on the state. If a prisoner selects the gas chamber, he or she is told to breathe deeply, which is that last thing they usually do. Clifton Duffy, a former penitentiary warden observed a gas chamber execution and reported “At first there is evidence of extreme horror, pain, and strangling. The eyes pop. The skin turns purple and the victim begins to drool” (Description of Execution Methods”). A man Carly Chessman was executed by the gas chamber and before he died, he told reporters that he would nod his head if it hurt. After the gas entered the chamber, the reporters reported that Chessman nodded his head for several minutes (“Description of Execution Methods”). When a prisoner is executed by hanging, he or she is blindfolded with their hands and legs tied together and a noose put around their neck. After that, a trap door below the prisoner’s feet is opened and he or she falls through (“Description of Execution Methods”). What is supposed to happen next is that the prisoners neck should break, causing instant death; but most of the
Correctional Health Care
Increasing Staff Motivation and Satisfaction
MGMT 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Professor Brett Gordon
December 17, 2012
The organization that will be the topic of discussion in my final project paper is Georgia Health Sciences Universities (GHSU), Georgia Correctional Healthcare (GCHC) division. GHSU is both a hospital and teaching institution based in Augusta, Georgia. GHSU was founded in 1828. Georgia Health Sciences University is home to…
companies use shady accounting practices to enflate revenue or hide losses, the public can’t get an accurate picture of what they are investing in. The public demanded that something be done, so in 2002 the U.S. govt passed the Sabex-Oxly act. For my term paper I will examine some the corporate scandals that led to the creation of the act.
Deragulation was lobbied for hard on wall street during the Bush Presidency. The public was lead to believe that loosing the rules on corporate practices would lead…
Learning activity Term Paper
Test for Hidden Bias
The Implicit Association Test, tests for unconscious biases. I chose this learning activity to see if I have any hidden biases. I have always believed that I was a straight shooter never putting on a facade or giving a false presentation of myself. To prepare for taking this activity, I made sure that I was in a quiet room, away from any distractions. I concentrated on each activity as they appeared on my computer screen. I chose six categories to…
who understand these concepts grow as well. These talented individuals can be looked at from several different viewpoints and depending on who that person may be could in fact determine whether it is a positive viewpoint or a negative one. In this paper I will prove why it is necessary to have Ethical Hackers in today’s security models and how they have come a long way to improve how our information systems operate in a more secure manner.
Hacker’s for years have been able to do things that the…
issues that occur there are many that people may not be aware of, but the ones that will be discussed to explore ethical situations are Unauthorized Access related to software, hardware, network, internet web mining, IT freedom and hacking. This paper examines how each unauthorized access should be handled and provides examples of each related area of security.
Security – Unauthorized Access
Unauthorized access is known as the act of gaining access to a network, system,…
The Emancipation Proclamation
and the Death of an American Hero.
History 150 Online
10 March 2014
There were many different events that happened during the time of President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln came up with the Emancipation Proclamation which was an effort to help end slavery, eventually leading to the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery altogether. Sadly his life was cut short. John Wilkes Booth assassinated him…
- In the beginning of the 1900s, America had 76 million people, mostly in good condition. Then
before the first decade of the 20th century, the U.S. would be influenced by a “Progressive
movement’ that fought against monopolies, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice.
1. The purpose of the Progressives was to use the government as an agency of human welfare.
- The Progressives had their roots in the Greenback Labor Party of the 1870s and 1880s and the
September 16 2013
Compare and Contrast Community Organizations
The two community organizations that I choose to compare and contrast is Do-All,Inc and United Way. I have worked with both of these organizations in the past, and they are both really good organizations, and do a lot of improve the overall community.
Do-All, Inc. evolved from a dream for a better life for people with disabilities. Do-All, Inc was formed in 1952 by the Bay County Association of Retarded Citizens…
Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Did you know that one in one hundred new nurses will become a pediatric oncology nurse? Pediatric oncology nursing is a very demanding and heartwarming career. To be a pediatric oncology nurse means to be a primary care coordinator for the management of patients with cancer. A pediatric oncology nurse will assess patient needs, implementing a plan with appropriate tasks for the patient to gain progress. Not only will the pediatric oncology nurse help with the patient…
Software as a Service (SaaS) has the potential to transform the way information-technology (IT) departments relate to and even think about their role as providers of computing services to the rest of the enterprise. The emergence of SaaS as an effective software-delivery mechanism creates an opportunity for IT departments to change their focus from deploying and supporting applications to managing the services that those applications provide. A successful service-centric IT, in turn…