Errors in Capital Punishment

  • Vyshakh S Sheroff
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  • Vyshakh S Sheroff

    Student at Presidency University, India

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The death penalty is a legal method whereby someone is placed to death by a state in accordance to the crime committed against the law, capital punishment has been used over the years by virtually every society to punish the guilty for a few specific crimes similar to the following terrorism, sexual crimes, mass murder, treason, or as a part of military justice. There is a growing discussion within the world concerning the necessity of capital punishment and also the issues with it. The death penalty has long been under scrutiny for being biased. It famously discriminates between socio-economic class, race, and so forth. Since discrimination, by its terrible nature, involves the unequal treatment, discriminatory punishment ineluctably dashes with the equal status of all. Discriminatory capital punishment seems to be one of the foremost mortifying and most wrongful kinds of discrimination. A bias towards white-victim cases has been found in most of the subtle studies exploring this field over several years. These studies generally account for different variables within the cases studied, like the number of victims or the brutality of the crime, and still found that defendants were a lot more likely to be sentenced to death if they killed a white person. The problem of affording representation conjointly arises. Whereas the judicature provides legal aid, the lawyers provided are non-competent, underqualified, and undertrained, and honest legal counsel value over what some will afford. This paper will analyze and highlight the issues of status and race in Capital punishment.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 6, Page 438 - 447


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