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BBC - Ethics - Capital punishment: Arguments in favour of capital punishment

BBC - Ethics - Capital punishment: Arguments in favour of capital punishment | the death penalty | Scoop.it
A breakdown of the arguments given in favour of keeping (or reintroducing) the death penalty.
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The Media and the Death Penalty

The Media and the Death Penalty | the death penalty | Scoop.it

Literary and cultural critics have recently explored how real-life murder, including capital punishment, is mediated by aesthetic forms including literature, drama, visual and textual images, and the media.

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev's youngest victim at centre of death penalty debate

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev's youngest victim at centre of death penalty debate | the death penalty | Scoop.it
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday rejected a claim by the Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers that they had not proven that the death of the attack's youngest victim took a heavy enough toll on his family to influence a jury to sentence bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
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DEATH PENALTY: ‘NO MERCY, NO HOPE’

DEATH PENALTY: ‘NO MERCY, NO HOPE’ | the death penalty | Scoop.it
With Indonesian president Joko Widodo (known in Indonesia as Jokowi) insistent that convicted Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be lined up before a firing squad, our Executive Director Dr Simon Longstaff asks if the ends justifies the means.
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Death Penalty | Amnesty International

Death Penalty | Amnesty International | the death penalty | Scoop.it
Every day, all over the world, people are executed by the state as punishment for a variety of crimes – sometimes for acts that should not be criminalized. In some countries it can be for who you sleep with, in others it is reserved for acts of terror and murder.

Some countries execute people who were under 18 years old when the crime was committed, others use the death penalty against people with mental disabilities. Before people die they are often imprisoned for years on “death row”. Not knowing when their time is up, or whether they will see their families one last time.

The death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading. Amnesty opposes the death penalty at all times - regardless of who is accused, the crime, guilt or innocence or method of execution.
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Joko Widodo defends executions as 'positive' for Indonesia

Joko Widodo defends executions as 'positive' for Indonesia | the death penalty | Scoop.it
Indonesian president says it was his duty to carry out executions as calls surface for foreign aid to be linked with human rights in Asia Pacific region
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From anatomy to execution: the problems of portraying death on TV

From anatomy to execution: the problems of portraying death on TV | the death penalty | Scoop.it
Mark Lawson: Do The Beauty of Anatomy (BBC4) and Executed (ITV) have any real educational value, or do they just feed our ghoulish fascination with death and dying?
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The Death Penalty Is Declining Fast

The Death Penalty Is Declining Fast | the death penalty | Scoop.it
In 2012, only 59 of the 3,144 counties in America actually handed out a death sentence.
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The Death Penalty | Blog di Cristiana Ziraldo

The Death Penalty | Blog di Cristiana Ziraldo | the death penalty | Scoop.it

Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders.” -Albert Camus, French philosopher.

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