Presentation Title

Matters of Life and Death: An Analysis of Life Without the Possibility of Parole and Capital Punishment

Presenter Information

Ethan PeakeFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

capital punishment, criminal justice, politics

Biography

I'm a proud native of West Virginia, and I strive to represent the interests of the state through numerous community service activities. I'm an Eagle Scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and an assistant scoutmaster. Because of my heritage, I'm an outspoken supporter of American Indian rights and the Sons of Norway. I'm with Marshall Ice Hockey, following in the footsteps of my father and his father's participation with Marshall sports.

Major

Political Science

Advisor for this project

Dr. Jamie Warner

Start Date

19-4-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

19-4-2018 4:45 PM

Abstract

In most cases, individuals and groups argue against capital punishment as a form of criminal justice. However, some others express support for either maintaining or reinstating capital punishment. In both cases, the alternative sentence of life without the possibility of parole is typically supported. I will provide a cost-benefit analysis of both sentences of death and life without the possibility of parole, and argue that life without the possibility of parole might fail to protect others in certain cases.

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Matters of Life and Death: An Analysis of Life Without the Possibility of Parole and Capital Punishment

In most cases, individuals and groups argue against capital punishment as a form of criminal justice. However, some others express support for either maintaining or reinstating capital punishment. In both cases, the alternative sentence of life without the possibility of parole is typically supported. I will provide a cost-benefit analysis of both sentences of death and life without the possibility of parole, and argue that life without the possibility of parole might fail to protect others in certain cases.