Scheduled maintenance: Thursday, December 8 from 5PM to 6PM PST
Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
The Death Penalty
Terms in this set (26)
punishment administered by legal authority.
Which theory says
"what morally justifies punishment of wrongdoers is that those who break the law deserve to be punished"?
Which theory says "the punishment for a particular offense against the law should 'fit' the crime" (eye for an eye)?
Who defends the retributive theory?
Kant's Humanity Formulation
Which theory says "an action is right if and only if (and because) it is consistent with treating human beings as ends in themselves- as beings with an inherent worth or dignity.
Which theory says " an action or practice is right if and only if (and because) the overall value of the consequences of the action or practice would be at least as great as the overall value of the consequences of alternative actions and practices.
Which theory states "punishment as a response to a crime is morally justified if and only if this practice, compared to any other response to crime, will likely produce as much overall intrinsic value as would and other response"?
Which theory states "a specific punishment for a certain crime is morally justified if and only if it would likely produce at least as much overall intrinsic value as would any other alternative punishment."
someone is _________ from committing murder by the threat of the death penalty only if his recognition of the death penalty as a possible consequence of committing murder explains why he doesn't commit it.
someone is _________ by execution from committing a murder only if had he not been executed, he would have gone ahead and committed the murder.
Some argue that the death penalty may actually incite murder
Van den Haag
______ _____ ______ defends the retentionist position on both retributionist and consequentialist grounds.
another term for "eye for an eye", we ought to treat people who they have treated others.
proportional, equality retributivism
_________/_________ _________ proposes that we repay criminals with punishments equal to their crimes.
____ _________ agrees with Kant, but differs in that he believes in proportional retributivism.
_________ does not believe we have the right to take a life
When we think that what a person deserves depends on what they've done, intended, or tried to do. Also depends on features that are qualities of individuals. (Nathanson)
a desert that belongs to people by virtue of their humanity itself and does not depend on their individual efforts or achievements. (Nathanson)
counter arguments to retribution
capital punishment as vengeance;
the anticipatory suffering of the criminal;
state as the executioner;
no one deserves to die.
counter arguments to deterrence
The statistical evidence doesn't confirm that deterrence works;
Some of those executed may not have been capable of being deterred because of mental illness;
Some capital crimes are committed in such an emotional state that the perpetrator did not think about the possible consequences
counter argument of reoffending
life in prison will serve the same purpose
counter arguments against closure and vindication
The death penalty does not bring closure;
The death penalty delays closure; Families of the victims often outright against the death penalty
Name who's position:
Neither equality retributivism nor proportional retributivism can justify the death penalty.
counter arguments against equality retributivism
It does not provide an adequate criterion for determining appropriate levels of punishment: it recommends unacceptable punishments (rape, torture, kidnapping etc.);
It does not provide a measure of moral desert as sometimes it says nothing at all about how to punish people
___________ ___________ does not support the death penalty: It does not yield any specific
recommendations regarding punishment.
Symbolism of abolishing the death penalty
respect for the dignity of human beings.
Students also viewed
Deutsch 4: Wörter bis Woche 39
47 - I'll see you in court
Sets found in the same folder
Organic fuel molecules
Negative Gene Regulation
Other sets by this creator
Sex Offender Chapter 8
Sex Offending Chapter 7
Sex Offending Chapter 6
Complete the sentence by inferring information about the italicized word from its context. If Larry *gloated* about his skills after the last bowling tournament, then one can probably assume that...
What is an axolotl?
Use your notes to identify three of the major military events that brought an end to World War II and where they took place. Briefly explain the significance of each event.
TV Talk Show Stage a television talk show in which the host interviews four classmates posing as the couples represented in "Love Without Love" and "The Taxi." Have the host and members of the audience ask the couples about their views of love and the relationship they have or want.
Recommended textbook solutions
Tonal Harmony, Workbook
Byron Almen, Dorothy Payne, Stefan Kostka
Ways of the World: A Global History
Robert W. Strayer
America's History for the AP Course
Eric Hinderaker, James A. Henretta, Rebecca Edwards, Robert O. Self
The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric
Lawrence Scanlon, Renee H. Shea, Robin Dissin Aufses
Other Quizlet sets
Chapte 7 key terms
Psyc 100 Sec. 6- Exam 3