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The Death Penalty

A view of the issues surrounding the death penalty, death row inmates, methods of execution, and controversial issues relating to race and juvenile offenders.
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  2. Women on Death Row (17)

U.S. Executions 2013
Here are the details about the inmates executed in the United States in 2013, including their age, race, years on death row, victims information and more.

The Irreversibility of the Death Penalty
I think an important con-argument is missing or not stressed enough, The irreversibility of the death penalty.

Death Penalty: The Only Justice for Killers?
If justice is served by putting a murderer to death, in what way is it served? Both sides offer strong arguments. With which do you agree?

Women on Death Row
It is indeed rare for a woman to be given the death sentence in the United States. Of the 3,487 persons on death row in the U.S. as of June 2004, only 49 of them, or 1.3 percent, were women.

Supreme Court Upholds Kansas Death Penalty
The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold a Kansas death penalty law that allowed juries to vote for death if they decide that the aggravating and mitigating circumstances involved in the crime are of equal weight.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Juvenile Death Penalty
The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to outlaw the death penalty for juveniles who were under the age of 18 at the time of the crimes, calling the execution of children unconstitutionally cruel.

Aggravating and Mitigating Factors
When deciding the sentencing for a defendant who has been found guilty, jurors in most states are asked to weigh the aggravating and mitigating circumstances of the case.

The Innocence Project: Wrongful Convictions
The Innocence Project was created by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld in 1992 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to examine cases in which postconviction DNA testing could yield conclusive proof of innocence.

Executions Continue Five-Year Decline in 2004
A five-year decline in death sentences, a 40 percent drop in executions, a shrinking death row population, and waning public support for capital punishment have marked a significant turn around in the use of the death penalty.

Supreme Court to Decide Juvenile Death Penalty Case
Those who want to see the death penalty for juveniles abolished are looking toward the case of Roper v. Simmons, which the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review to examine the constitutionality of executing juvenile offenders.

Doubts Remain After Crawford Execution in Georgia
The State of Georgia may have given opponents of capital punishment fuel for their argument when it executed 57-year-old Eddie Albert Crawford on July 19, 2004, for the 1984 murder of his two-year-old niece.

Murderer Scott Mink is Executed by Lethal Injection
Scott Mink is executed for the brutal murder of his parents, just three years after his sentencing date.

Ohio Executes Murderer, Stephen Vrabel
Stephen Vrabel was executed after be found guilty of killing his girlfriend and their 3-year old daughter.

The Wrong Man
The prospect that innocent people will be executed in America is horrifyingly likely, Alan Berlow argues in this unsparing report on the criminal-justice system.

Michael Archuleta
Michael Archuleta is facing execution for kidnap, torture, rape and the murder of a man in 1988.

Garry Thomas Allen
Garry Thomas Allen is scheduled to be executed in Oklahoma for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Oklahoma Method of Execution
Learn the details of how Lethal Injection is administered to death row inmates in Oklahoma.

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