[tags: Capital punishment] - In the United States, capital punishment—also called the death penalty—is a legal sentence in 31 states and the federal civilian and military legal systems.
Its application is limited by the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution to aggravated murders committed by mentally competent adults.
Blacks, whites, the mentally retarded, and even the military have faced capital punishment.
There have been many legal issues with how to administer capital punishment, but now we have a system to constitutionally administer capital punishment.
Although it is usually tolerated under international law, the same cannot be said of the execution of minors.
It is required that the death penalty should only be reserved for those who have committed the most serious of crimes, and never to those under eighteen at the time of their crime.
According to Gray, “In 2008, the California Commission for the Fair Administration of Justice estimated that it costs taxpayers about 4 million more per year to process death penalty trials,…than it would process trials in which the maximum sentence were to be life without the possibility to parole.” It is simply would cost more in death penalty cases for attorneys, appeals, and procedural safeguards....
[tags: Capital punishment] - The death penalty is one of the most debated issues of our justice system.
[tags: Capital punishment] - Capital Punishment Everyone has a viewpoint on capital punishment, whether they think it is right or wrong, ethical or unethical, or if it should or shouldn 't abolished capital punishment.
In this paper I am going to show you a few reasons on why not to abolish the capital punishment.