Presenter(s): Casidy Havird
Title: Death Penalty: When Is the Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Cowling , Criminal Justice
This presentation will examine the death penalty and history. Next the paper will examine the 8th amendment prohibition as it relates to the death penalty. In certain cases the death penalty has been deemed to be cruel and unusual. These case factors include intelligence of offender, age of offender, type of crime committed, and method of execution. Recent supreme court opinions will be discussed. In conclusion, recommendations will be offered.