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Capital Punishment

 

Team Name: Gum Shoes

By Yasmine Kassem- Brevet 9-1

American Community School

Mrs. Nada AbiSamra

Dec.3, 2001

English


 

Outline
 

A. Purpose:

I chose this topic because itís an appealing theme, which is still going on around the whole world and very harsh. This topic has not been really covered by the media.


 

B. Introduction:

Itís an official infliction of death as a punishment for violating illegal law.

2. In history people have been put to death for many types of wrongdoings

3. A strong case can be made in principle for and against capital punishment.

4. There are 3 main types of Capital Punishment, which are hanging, shooting, lethal injection and the famous electric chair.


 

C- Facts:

1.Main fact: Hanging

a.Hanging is the second most widely used method of execution in the world. Hanging is when a rope is tied to the murdererís neck and then drops and dies.

b.Hanging occurred mainly in 2 countries Persia and Britain. 

c.An example of a person that got hanged is Thomas Wells; he was only 18 years old when he got hanged.

2.Main Fact: Shooting

a.Shooting is the most common form of execution in use today. Shooting is when a person fires from short range at the back of the head or neck of the murderer.

b.Shooting occurred in about 71 countries but China, Nigeria and Iran were one of the most essential countries.

c.An example of a person who got shot was Lee Yuang-kwang who was convicted of drug trafficking. 

3.Main Fact: Lethal Injection 

a.Lethal injection is now the most common method of execution in the United States. Lethal Injection is when a prisoner is strapped to a hospital bed by leather straps over the body and legs. The technician then inserts a catheter in each vein and carry chemicals, which kills the person.

b.Lethal injection carried throughout many countries but the minor one is The United States

c.An example of a person who got injected is Emmit Foster who took a long time to die.

4.Main Fact: The electric Chair

a.The Electric chair was the latest execution ever made. The prisoner is placed in a chair with leather belts across the chest, thighs, legs, and arms. The executioner presses a button on the control panel to deliver a first shock of which lasts for between thirty seconds and a minute and smoke usually comes out and eyeball tend to pop out.

b.The major State which electrocution occurred in was New York.

c.An Example of a person who got electrocuted was Martha Place.She became the first woman to die in the electric chair when she was executed on March 20th 1899 at New York's Auburn prison for the murder of her step daughter Ida in February of the same year.


 

D- Analysis:

1.Capital punishment is a difficult issue and there are as many different opinions as there are people. We can relate this topic to Lebanon 

Capital Punishment in Lebanon:

Capital Punishment has started all over Lebanon to.

Many people are getting hanged for there wrong doings. Most of the members of my family have been to place in the South were you could see what executioners do to prisoners and even innocent people. They hang them to a rope until the choke to death.

2.How to prevent Capital Punishment in Lebanon:

I think people should decrease all the offenses they are doing and be more careful.


 

E. Conclusion:

1.There are many types of Capital Punishment, which are hanging, shooting, lethal injection and the electric chair.

2.In history people have been put to death for many types of wrongdoing.

3.A strong case can be made in principle for and against capital punishment.

4.Death penalty is the harshest form of punishment enforced in the world today. Once a jury has convicted a criminal offense they go to the second part of the trial, the punishment phase. I think that imprisonment is much better than hanging, lethal injection or shooting the person. 

5.Capital punishment is not an easy issue. Itís a very hard topic and its still going on everywhere so people should be more careful and decrease their wrongdoings.


 

Purpose:

I chose this topic because itís an appealing theme and itís still going on around the whole world. This topic has 

been debated on several times but still not covered by the media. I would like to let the young people get an idea of 

what Capital Punishment really is.


 

Introduction:

Capital Punishment is an official infliction of death as a punishment for violating illegal law. In history people have been put to death for many types of wrongdoings. A strong case can be made in principle for and against capital punishment. There are many types of Capital Punishment, which are hanging, shooting, lethal injection and the electric chair.


 

Facts:

Main Fact: Hanging

Hanging is the second most widely used method of 

execution in the world. Hanging is when a rope is tied to

the murderers neck and then drops and dies. Usually they

tie the murderers hands together. Hanging was first used as

a method of execution in Persia about 2500 years ago for

males only! This was a really cheap method and it did not

need an expert to do it. In Britain hanging was the primary 

form of execution. There were hundreds of executions a year 

in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the 

greatest numbers in which is now called Oxford Street. 

1,140 men and 92 women were hanged between 1703 and 1783. 

It is estimated that 90% of allthose executed were young

men aged under 21 in Britain. In Britain hangings were

carried out in public until 1868, from then on executions

were carried in county prisons. An example of person that

got hanged is Thomas Wells; he was only 18 years old and he

was caught stealing so he got hanged in London in public.

Main Fact: Shooting

Shooting is the most common form of execution in use

day. Shooting is when a person fires from short range at

the back of the head or neck. Shooting occurred in about 71

countries but China, Yemen and Iran are on of the most

essential countries. China has the death penalty for 68

crimes including murder, drug trafficking, rape,stealing

money, and even killing a panda. Executions in China are

carried out after a public sentencing rally and the

criminal's family is made to pay for the bullet. China used

to use lethal injection but then replaced it with shooting.

Yemen was another country that contained shooting as an

execution method. Yemen has executed 31 men by shooting 

during 2001 . Almost all executions there are for 

murder. Executions are carried out in public and are 

usually attended by relatives of the sufferer.The last 

country is Iran. In the years of 1979 Iran had over 100

criminals shot and their crimes included murder, drug 

trafficking and religious offenses. Typically those who 

were to be shot were lined up in groups seated on the 

ground along a wall and blindfolded. An example of a person

who got shot was Lee Yuang-kwang who was convicted of drug 

trafficking. He was blindfolded with a white cloth before 

being led into the chamber with his legs and hands 

shackled and then died after 15 minutes.

Main Fact: Lethal Injection

Lethal injection is now the most common method of 

execution in the United States. Lethal Injection is when a 

prisoner is strapped to a hospital bed by leather straps 

over the body and legs. The technician then inserts a 

catheter in each vein and carry chemicals, which kills the 

person. Lethal injection carried throughout many countries 

but the minor one is the United States. In the United 

States,36 states now use lethal injection either as their 

single method These being Arizona, Arkansas, California, 

Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois 

and many more. Of the 683 executions in America the end of 

2000, 518 have been by lethal injection, including those of 

four women. 46 men and a further two women have been 

executed by this method. An example of a person who got 

injected is Emmit Foster who took a long time to die.Foster 

was not marked dead until 30 minutes after the stream of 

chemicals began into his arms. After seven minutes the 

blinds were closed to forbid the witnesses from viewing the 

scene and the problem was the straps were very tight. He 

was one of the injected people in May 3, 1995.

Main Fact: The Electric Chair

The Electric chair was the latest execution ever made. The 

prisoner is placed in a chair with leather belts across the 

chest, thighs, legs, and arms. The executioner presses a 

button on the control panel to deliver a first shock of 

which lasts for between thirty seconds and a minute and 

smoke usually comes out and eyeballs tend to pop out.

The major State which electrocution occurred in was New 

An Example of a person who got electrocuted was Martha 

Place.She became the first woman to die in the electric 

chair when she was executed on March 20th 1899 at New 

York's Auburn prison for the murder of her step daughter 

Ida in February of the same year.


 

Analysis:

Capital punishment is a difficult issue and there are as

many different opinions as there are people. We can 

relate this topic to Lebanon 

Capital Punishment in Lebanon:

Capital Punishment has started all over Lebanon to.

Many people are getting hanged for there wrong doings and

Most of the members of my family have been to place called

ĎĎKhiamí in the South were you could see what executioners

do to prisoners and even innocent people. They hang them to

a rope until the choke to death and all the blood pours out

and that makes me really sad and hurt for the innocent

people. A guy called Yehia Rayess has been put on the death

row for a wrongdoing and is going to be hanged soon and

heís only 19 years old. Long time ago, if you were caught

stealing, drug trafficking or doing any of those kinds you

would definitely get hanged or killed or electrocuted but

Iím not sure if its still the same nowadays.

Preventing Capital Punishment in Lebanon:

I think people should decrease all the offenses they are 

doing and be more careful of what they are doing and how it

affects them and there country. Many members and 

representatives say that Capital Punishment should be 

abolished but they still did not make a final decision.


 

Conclusion:

The main categories for Capital Punishment are Hanging, 

shooting, lethal injection and the famous electric chair.

Capital Punishment is the harshest form of punishment 

enforced in the world today. Once a jury has convicted a 

criminal offense they go to the second part of the trial,

the punishment phase. I think that imprisonment is much

better than hanging, lethal injection or shooting the 

person. Capital punishment is not an easy issue. Itís a 

very hard topic and its still going on everywhere so 

people should be more careful and decrease the 

wrongdoings.


 

References:

-Gottfried, Ted, The Death Penalty Debate, IL: Gottfried, Ted, United States Of America (1997) (GOT 345.73)

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