Should the Death Penalty be Abolished?

Franke, Kim
February 2000
Teen Ink;Feb2000, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p15
The author argues that the death penalty should be a legal option in the U.S. criminal justice system. She offers a historical background on death penalty and outlines the advantages of death penalty. She believes that the death penalty should not be abolished because it is appropriate for the most brutal crimes. She adds that the death penalty is the only way that the society can prevent dangerous criminals from committing another violent crime.


Related Articles

  • Talking sense about crime.  // America;2/19/1994, Vol. 170 Issue 6, p3 

    Editorial. Comments on crime legislation in the United States. The Senate's Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993; `Cruel and unusual' provisions; `Family Friendly' section; Vision for a police corps; Author's recommendation for more legislation which target root causes of crime.

  • The Violent Crime Control Act--What Insurers and Regulators Should Know. Cruz-Brown, Kelly // TortSource;Summer2012, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p1 

    The article discusses regulatory issues relating to prohibited persons and written consents under 18 U.S.C. §1033(e), as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The author explains that prohibited persons are those who engage or participate in the business of...

  • The right three strikes. Franklin, Daniel // Washington Monthly;Sep94, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p25 

    Comments on the `three-strikes' law in several states as a way to solve the crime problem. Problems with the `three-strikes' law; Political wrangling affecting the intelligent implementation of the law; Consequences of indiscriminate sentencing; Problem with prisons under the `three-strikes'...

  • Voice Box.  // New Moon;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p19 

    Focuses on capital punishment, also known as death penalty. INSET: What do you think?.

  • Death: The ultimate run-on sentence. Kozinski, Alex; Gallagher, Sean // Case Western Reserve Law Review;Fall95, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p1 

    Analyzes the law on the imposition of death penalty in the United States. Constitutionality of death penalty; Accommodation of will of majority and resistance from minority; Federal habeas proceedings; Comparison of cost of death penalty to non-capital murder case.

  • Crime and Punishment.  // American Demographics;Feb2001, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p24 

    Presents statistics on the views of the people in the United States towards the issue of death penalty. Percentage of black voters that are likely to support death penalty; Percentage of innocent persons who has been sentenced to death; Public opinion on crime and punishment.

  • DEAD RECKONING ON U.S. EXECUTIONS. Mitchell, Greg // Editor & Publisher;11/06/2000, Vol. 133 Issue 45, p23 

    Editorial. Claims that the American public does not wholly support the death penalty. Factors that concern death penalty oppositionists; States where death penalty support has declined; Role of the press in the issue.

  • Use of death penalty declining.  // Christian Century;1/2/2002, Vol. 119 Issue 1, p12 

    Reports on the decline in the support for capital punishment in the United States (U.S.) according to the U.S. Justice Department. Comparison of the number of death sentences which were issued in 1998 and 2000; Analysis of the status of death sentences in 2001; Support for capital punishment in...

  • Postscript. Haney, Craig // Law & Human Behavior (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.);Jun1984, Vol. 8 Issue 1/2, p159 

    No abstract available.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics