The Death Penalty Case Study

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Rachel King (2006) provides as an example a case of Suezanne Bosler as a victim as a result of the murder of his father who was a Mennonite minster. Her father was killed by an intruder who went further to stab Suezanne as well multiple times leaving her to death. Miraculously, Suezanne survived only after extensive surgeries along with rehabilitation was able to resume a normal life. However, she went through a traumatizing moment in the court room due to her disapproval of death penalty even though she was the affected. She would only have been in good graces with judicial system only if she cooperated with the prosecutor in doing whatever it takes to arrive at the death penalty.
She neither cooperated nor advocated for the death penalty. Suezanne believed that forgiveness was necessary for her healing and although a difficult thing to do, if not impractical, to forgive the other person if you hold out for their execution. By advocating for life imprisonment with no parole for the perpetrator, majority of the audiences she encountered later on in life assert that she never loved his father well enough. The societal impacts of death penalty are as such devastating and demoralizing but do nothing to contribute to the healing process for the victims (King, 2006).
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For instance, whereas women commit one in seven reported murders, out of the 3, 298 executed murder offenders from 1930 t0 1962, only included 30 women. It therefore indicates that gender discrimination is rampant and increasing in favor of women in the judicial corridors. Several other obvious indications for racial discrimination associated with the death penalty. From around 1932 to 1957, Negros executed doubled the number of executed whites in the South. Although the rates of crime for different races differ, the considerable difference in the totality of executions can hardly be explained on such grounds (Hochkammer,

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