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Maria Vieira

ESL 162

04/18/2011

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...
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