What if a person has been locked up in prison for 15 years for murder, and they get released just to murder again. Do they deserve to live in a place that provides food, shelter, a bed, and showers? Or do they deserve further consequences?
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- Choose at least one student who does not agree with you. Was his or her reasoning convincing enough to change your mind about where you would live based on capital punishment? Explain your reasoning.
- If the student agrees with the state you chose based on capital punishment, could his or her reasoning be strengthened? Critique the student’s explanation by suggesting your own supportive arguments.
- Critique the student’s explanation of the relationship between punishment theory and justice. Summarize additional points that support his or her explanation.
The student was able to change my mind
POST 1 (Chastity)
I currently live in Ohio, which is a state the utilizes death penalty or capital punishment (DPIC, 2020), I would stay living here because I believe there are crimes so horrible that the person who committed them deserves this consequence, for instance, repeat murderers, rapists, and child abusers. What if a person has been locked up in prison for 15 years for murder, and they get released just to murder again. Do they deserve to live in a place that provides food, shelter, a bed, and showers? Or do they deserve further consequences? I believe at this point that person may not be a good candidate to reform, and they may need to be considered for capital punishment, the families of that person’s victims deserve some form of justice.
The retributivist theory relates to capital punishment because it is grounded in the idea that people deserve consequences for their actions, or retribution (DCN, n.d.), capital punishment happens when someone has been found guilty of a crime “bad enough” to deserve the death penalty.
Utilitarian punishment theory relates to capital punishment because it looks at potential consequences that may arise from punishment (DCN, n.d.), in the United States there have been processes, laws, and regulations that have been put into effect because at some point someone thought of the aftermath of capital punishment and they wanted to be sure that each individual met certain criteria for capital punishment.
Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) (2020) Ohio Death Penalty. Retrieved from https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/state-and-federal-info/state-by-state/ohio
Denver College of Nursing (DCN) (n.d.) Week 8 Lesson: Reward and Punishment. Retrieved from https://media.pearsoncmg.com/pls/us/edaff/1323488537/presentations/ea_phi_410_09_02_09.html
POST 2(Lori) This student changed my mind as well
I personally believe in the death penalty also known as Capital Punishment. I believe we have specific crimes that warrant the use of Capital Punishment such as rape, murder, the murder of unborn babies, just to mention a few. I live in Ohio. In Ohio, Capital Punishment is legal. I can honestly say I do not believe I would live in a state where Capital Punishment is illegal due to heinous crimes that humans are capable of committing. Capital Punishment should be used for specific crimes and not for minor crimes established by law. I believe we are safer with Capital Punishment being legal. The electric chair in Ohio was first used in 1897 and the last death by the electric chair in Ohio was in 1963. I believe with certain crimes, yes it is perfectly ok to use Capital Punishment.