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Ethics ch 11 study guide
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Those who oppose capital punishment are known as:
Those who want to continue the policy of capital punishment are called:
For many retentionists, ______ is the only justification required for lawful punishment.
The deliberate and authorized causing of pain or harm to someone thought to have broken a law is known as:
Many retentionists believe that:
the sole reason we should punish the wrongdoer is because he morally deserves punishment.
Punishment by execution of someone officially judged to have committed a serious crime is called:
The Supreme Court has ruled that if a jury imposes the death penalty without any legal guidance, the practice would constitute:
cruel and unusual punishment.
A man does not plan to kill his wife and has no intention of doing so, but one night he becomes enraged at her for insulting him, and he stabs her to death. He would therefore be guilty of:
A man plans to kill his wife, waits for the right opportunity, and does the deed. He would therefore be guilty of:
Suppose the state of Ohio wanted to execute a boy who was fifteen when he murdered his parents. According to the Supreme Court, such an execution would be:
A common utilitarian argument for capital punishment is that the death penalty:
prevents the criminal from striking again.
Suppose there is strong scientific evidence showing that the execution of criminals deters serious criminal behavior better than lesser punishments such as imprisonment. This data would suggest that the deterrence argument is:
Suppose, as retentionists claim, the death penalty is recognized by would-be criminals as a more severe punishment than life in prison. Would it then follow that the death penalty deters murderers better than life in prison does?
idk.., (not a yes) :(
Some argue that the death penalty could encourage violent crime instead of just deterring it, that violent criminals who know they are likely to get the death penalty may commit murder to avoid being captured. This argument is:
idk...abolitionist., of some sort, maybe Kanthian :(
A utilitarian who wants to argue against the death penalty might be expected to say that:
more net happiness is created in society by sentencing murderers to life in prison without parole than by executing them.
Suppose a utilitarian abolitionist argues that the death penalty is too costly to implement in a democratic society. A plausible nonconsequentialist reply is that:
if the death penalty is a just punishment, then the costs involved don't matter.
Consider these two premises in a well-known argument: (1) everyone has a right to life (a basic moral principle), even hardened criminals; (2) the death penalty is a violation of this right. The conclusion to this argument is:
executing criminals is wrong.
Suppose a friend of yours says that she's glad a murderer was recently sentenced to the gas chamber, because murderers deserve to die. Her comment implies that she accepts the ______ theory of punishment.
Lex talionis is the idea that:
the punishment should match the crime in kind, that justice demands "an eye for an eye, a life for a life."
The view that offenders deserve to be punished, or "paid back," for their crimes and to be punished in proportion to the severity of their offenses is known as:
Underpinning many retributive views of capital punishment is a Kantian emphasis on:
idk,... not sure if respect for others or utility :(
Consider this assertion, common in debates on capital punishment: the unjust administration of a punishment does not entail the injustice of the punishment itself. This view is most likely espoused by:
The issue of forgiving a criminal (for example, commuting a death sentence to life in prison) forces us to confront a contradiction between mercy (giving someone a break) and:
justice (giving someone what he deserves).
The central legal issue in the Clarence E. Hill case is:
what recourse there should be for a prisoner who finds out that the method to be used to execute him might be cruel and unusual punishment.
Delma Banks Jr. may not have received a fair trial because of poor representation. If so, the injustice in the conduct of the trial would:
idk... either be relevant to the injustice of capital punishment. OR show that capital punishment was also unjust. :(
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