The Death Penalty : Dna, Innocence, And The Debate Over Capital Punishment

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Annotated Bibliography
Aronson, Jay D., and Simon A. Cole. “Science and the Death Penalty: DNA, Innocence, and The
Debate over Capital Punishment in the United States.” Law & Social Inquiry 34.3 (2009): 603-633. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Nov. 2015.
This article suggests that the possibility of executing an innocent person is the most prominent argument against the capital punishment. Aronson and Cole claim there is a degree of uncertainty in criminal justice practices, which can be reduced by the use of science, specifically DNA tests. This article shows the importance of innocence, providing a valid solution to the capital punishment inaccuracy. I can use this in my research to illustrate how the death penalty can be applied to innocent people.
Bessler, John D. “America’s Death Penalty: Just another Form of Violence.” Phi Kappa Phi
Forum 82.1 (2002): 13. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Nov. 2015.
Bessler establishes capital punishment as not being an efficient method to solve crimes and reduce violence. Besides, he argues that democratic institutions should not punish murders by performing the same horrific act, which would be the death penalty. Instead, Bessler proposes parole sentences. His article provides logical reasons explaining why the practice of capital punishment is a useless practice and support my argument about how death penalty is neither morally correct nor necessary.
Cholbi, M. “Race, Capital Punishment, and the Cost of Murder.” Philosophical…

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