Capital Punishment / Death Penalty Essay

Length: 5 pages Sources: 1+ Subject: Criminal Justice Type: Essay Paper: #83067171 Related Topics: Death Penalty, Capital Punishment, Wrongful Conviction, Mentally Retarded
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, 2010, p. 428). In a country where Blacks represent only 13% of the population, as of 2010 they made up "twenty-eight of the fifty-seven (49%) of inmates on federal death row," Cohen writes on page 428.

Speaking of the "geography of the federal death penalty," Cohen asserts that six of the ninety-four federal judicial districts account for fully "one-third of death authorizations." Seven federal districts are responsible for "…approximately 40% of the individuals on federal death row," Cohen explains on page 428, though he doesn't identify where the districts are located. Juxtapose those data with the fact that two-thirds of...


Why, for example, do 80% of the cases in which a U.S. Attorney requests permission to seek the death penalty involve a minority group defendant? And why do U.S. Attorneys seek authorization to put people to death "twice as often in cases involving black defendants and non-black victims" as cases that involve black defendants and black victims? Indeed, as the ABA contends, there should be a moratorium on the death penalty until serious questions and the previously mentioned troubling issues can be resolved.

Works Cited

American Bar Association. (2001). Death Without Justice: A Guide for Examining the Administration of the Death Penalty…

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Works Cited

American Bar Association. (2001). Death Without Justice: A Guide for Examining the Administration of the Death Penalty in the United States. Retrieved March 2, 2011, from

Cohen, Ben G., and Smith, Robert J. (2010). The Racial Geography of the Federal Death

Penalty. Washington Law Review, 85(3), 425-493.

Saad, Lydia. (2008). Americans Hold Firm to Support for Death Penalty. Gallup. Retrieved March 2, 2011, from

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