Death Penalty

In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty “as administered” was cruel and usual. However, in 1976, capital punishment was re-instituted. Over the past couple of years, DNA evidence and other developments have resulted in prisoners being released from death row, causing doubt in some people of the efficacy and fairness of the death penalty. This paper is to debate the pros and cons of the death penalty.

The purpose of this paper is to review two articles and debate the pros and cons of the death penalty. One article to support the death penalty and the other against the death penalty.  

Article 1

Article 2

Summary of Article 1
The local police department in Garden Grove, California set up a storefront for a year in an apartment complex known for the amount of crimes reported in order to reduce crime and improve relationships within the immigrant community.   “The specific intervention activities included routine foot patrols, forging a close working relationship with the complex manager, identifying problems and risks (e.g. poor lighting, overgrown shrubs, blind spots, problem residents) and meeting with the residents to discuss their concerns.” “During the intervention complex management refurbished all the units, repaired and an installed new lighting fixture in the carport areas, attention was placed on reducing orderly conduct, flagrant use of alcohol and gathering of gang members. “ The Garden City Police department conducted a pre-survey shortly before opening the storefront and a post-survey two weeks after terminating the experiment to determine the results of the effectiveness of police patrolling.  

Summary of Article 2
The Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) and Rutgers University Center for Crime Prevention Studies evaluated the effects of problem-oriented policing interventions on urban violent crime problem by “twenty-four high activity, violent crime places were matched into twelve pairs...