Death Penalty: An Annotated Bibliography
Thesis: Death Penalty Should be Abolished from our Judicial System
Fagan, Jeffrey A. Capital Punishment: Deterrent Effects & Capital Costs. www.law.columbia.edu/law-school/communications/reports. Summer 2006. Web. 06 April 2011.
The article shows that the states are broken, and the money that we are spending
on trials to punish criminals to death penalty should be used in prevention. If you
compare the costs of the process and the effects, USA should abolish the death penalty
from our Judicial System. It is an excellent article, with detailed information and written
by someone who has done many research about capital punishment. It will be very
helpful to back up my thesis.
Stamper, Norm. A Former Cop Speaks out Against the Death Penalty. www.deathpenalty.org/article.php. 17 Nov 2007. Web 04/02/2011.
The article describes an experience of a former cop, who worked for 29 years at San Diego Police Department. In his opinion death penalty is a waste of money, and fails
terribly to reduce crime. He feels like we are better off spending the money and resources
on programs such as mental health care, drugs and alcohol treatment, after school
programs and education. The article is very interesting and comes from a reliable source.
He makes very good points on why we should abolish the death penalty.
Death Penalty Information Center: Facts about the Death Penalty. www.deathpenaltyinfo.org. 1 April 2011. Web 04/04/2011
This is a complete and updated article about death penalty. It shows all the details
and statistics about the number of defendants who were executed and their race, number
of victims in death penalty cases and their races, and number of death row exonerations
by state. Definitely, I will use this article on my essay because the information will
make my argument stronger, and it comes from a...