Death penalty

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Death penalty by Mind Map: Death penalty

1. Miscarriage of justice

2. It won't bring Miles back

3. People make mistakes

4. Is it a matter of "winning" or "losing"?

5. MArcos

6. His wife was opposed to the hanging

7. Who wins when someone is hanged?

8. The Law

8.1. "An eye for an eye"?

8.1.1. What is a balanced judgement?

8.2. The law is made by people

8.3. A fair judge?

8.3.1. Under pressure to make a conviction

9. Justice

9.1. Satisfying "the mob"

9.2. Balance?

9.3. Fairness?

9.3.1. Compassion?

9.3.2. "Thou shalt not kill"

9.4. Maturity

9.4.1. Craig's mental stability was questionable

9.4.1.1. The police are under huge pressure to make an arrest

9.5. Craig was a fantasist

9.5.1. Thought he was a gangster

9.5.2. Only 16

9.6. The police and courts can't always be trusted to get it right

10. Mitigating Circumstances

10.1. "Let him have it"

10.1.1. Ambiguous

10.2. Mental age of 11

10.2.1. Easily led

10.3. Craig's desire for revenge

10.4. Craig led Bentley astray

10.5. Failure of the court process