First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Ashley BrosnanFollow

Mentor/s

Brian Stiltner Sandra Young

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

When it comes to the death penalty, I decided to delve into the issue and make my mind up for myself to see where I stand. After much investigation, I have seen why the death penalty should not be in place. This is not to say I do not understand the other side of the argument, I simply feel the negatives of the penalty outweigh the positives. Capital punishment is not only discriminatory and costly, but also morally wrong. It impedes on the most basic human right to life. It is a cruel and unusual punishment and costs more than life in prison. It discriminates against people of color and people in low social classes. There are many examples in the Bible that illustrate how Catholicism should not support the death penalty. I also interviewed people in my family to be able to gain different perspectives. To conclude, it is for these reasons, I feel the death penalty should be abolished. Although, the question as to whether or not to keep the death penalty in place will most likely continue to be debated for many years to come.

College and Major available

College of Nursing

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus 2nd Floor University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-28-2023 12:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-28-2023 2:00 PM

Students' Information

Ashley Brosnan. Nursing. Honors. 2024

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Apr 28th, 12:00 PM Apr 28th, 2:00 PM

Reasons for Abolishing the Death Penalty

Digital Commons & West Campus 2nd Floor University Commons

When it comes to the death penalty, I decided to delve into the issue and make my mind up for myself to see where I stand. After much investigation, I have seen why the death penalty should not be in place. This is not to say I do not understand the other side of the argument, I simply feel the negatives of the penalty outweigh the positives. Capital punishment is not only discriminatory and costly, but also morally wrong. It impedes on the most basic human right to life. It is a cruel and unusual punishment and costs more than life in prison. It discriminates against people of color and people in low social classes. There are many examples in the Bible that illustrate how Catholicism should not support the death penalty. I also interviewed people in my family to be able to gain different perspectives. To conclude, it is for these reasons, I feel the death penalty should be abolished. Although, the question as to whether or not to keep the death penalty in place will most likely continue to be debated for many years to come.

 

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