O. J. Simpson Case Analysis

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One of the most controversial and infamous trials that shocked the world was the trial of O.J Simpson. On the night of June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found brutally murdered outside of Nicole’s condominium on Bundy Drive in Los Angeles (Linder, 2000). Nicole’s neck was nearly severed from her body and Ronald’s body had been stabbed nearly thirty times (Linder, 2000). Nicole Brown Simpson was married to O.J. Simpson and filed for divorce after she had endured spousal abuse from O.J. multiple times. As an ex-husband of Nicole and father to her two children, O.J. was notified of her death the following day while he was in Chicago; he did not question what happened, when it happened, or how it happened (Linder, 2000). When Simpson arrived to his Los …show more content…
As previously stated, Capital punishment was sought out by the prosecutors but denied by the defense attorneys. The defense attorneys may have denied the capital punishment because O.J. Simpson was a well-known black man, and they refused to have human diversity in the trial and prosecution. According to the Criminology book, 35% of black people were executed in the United States between 1976-2013 and 56% of white people were executed (Schmalleger, 2016). Some disadvantages of capital punishment are that innocent people get killed, it doesn’t always deter crime, and it gives the perpetrator the easy way out of punishment. The only advantage I see is that it will stop serial murders from continuing to kill because even in prison they can still commit those crimes. The main reason we as a society punish people for committing crimes is to prevent more future crimes. Punishment for crimes has changed from decapitation and hanging people to incarceration and lethal injections. I believe that the best punishment for crime is to spend the rest of the person’s life locked away from humanity and civilization in a highly secured

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