SC CRJU 101 - Death Penalty (7 pages)

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CRJU 101 1st Edition Lecture 18 Outline of Last Lecture I The Ice Man Outline of Current Lecture II Capital Punishment III Statistics on the Death Penalty IV Federal Death Penalty V Methods of Execution a Lethal Injection b Electrocution c Lethal Gas d Firing Squad e Hanging VI Prisoners on Death Row 1945 2006 VII Arguments for Death Penalty VIII Arguments Against Death Penalty Current Lecture Tuesday 11 25 14 These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Capital Punishment Lawful imposition of the death penalty 57 countries still have DP o 2 industrial democratic nations 1st world China still does use DP but not considered a democratic nation US Japan very rarely used Negative view of the US 32 states still use the DP US military and federal system use death penalty 1930s about 200 people a year executed 1970s 80s US had a moratorium on the DP because the way we carried out the DP was cruel and unusual Statistics on the Death Penalty 2013 Executions in the US o 39 Executions that took place o 23 white 13 black 3 Latino o 1 female o 1 electrocution rest lethal injections some people claim it s the race of the victim that determines who gets the death penalty South Carolina DP o Located Broad River Road Correctional Institution Texas carries out the most DP executions o o o o Death row located in Dorchester County why Don t want the officers to get attached the inmates because that would cause problems if you re personally attached and had to execute them Witnesses 3 witnesses one from AP the wire and TV and media prosecutor family victims family as well as offenders family only 3 people from family Injection or chair It s up to you Convicted prior to 1957 you have to get the chair unless you write a letter saying you want lethal injection 47 inmates currently sentenced to death 1 out in California currently until his time is up Federal Death Penalty Issued in



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