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Death Penalty - a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offenses. by Mind Map: Death Penalty - a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offenses.

1. Benefits

1.1. Humane methods were adopted

1.2. execute murderers as long as it is merely possible that their execution protects citizens from future murder.

1.2.1. execute murderers as long as it is merely possible that their execution protects citizens from future murder.

1.3. Retribution

1.4. Trial

2. Disadvantage

2.1. Expences

2.1.1. More expensive to have the death penalty in a state. Raised taxes. More money needed to maintain the process.

2.2. Morality

2.3. Death

2.3.1. Death is already a non human method of capitol punishment

2.4. There is no lower crime rate or murder rates than states without such laws in place for capital punishment. Same for states that have the law.

2.5. Retribution

2.6. Irrevocable Mistakes

2.7. Race

2.7.1. Blacks and hispanics are most likely to be put on death role or get treated with capital punishment.

3. Who gets executed?

3.1. The poor get penalized because of their defense. If their defense was good, there would not be an issue in who goes in the chamber.

3.2. Not the ones that have a good defense on their side.

3.3. All about the quality of the attorney

4. Physicians that go up for trial and execution

4.1. It is partly the individuals fault that they hired a physician to operate on them that wasn't completely certified.

4.2. Physicians should be put to execution for knowing their capabilities and going beyond what they know to "practice"

4.2.1. For the money

5. History

5.1. Beheading

5.2. 58 nations actively practice execution

5.2.1. 97 countries abolished it

5.2.1.1. The remainder 10 have exceptions such as wartime.

5.3. Europe prohibits capitol punishment

6. Cultural Views

6.1. Some countries use the death penalty to "resolve" an issue quickly

6.1.1. Africa and in some parts of South America

7. Attorney

7.1. Some attorneys provide free services to those who have a case in their favor

7.2. All efforts are given to protect the individual on trial. No room for error.

8. Perspectives

8.1. Ethnic

8.2. Gender

8.3. Culture

8.4. Religion

9. Troy Davis