Personal Writing: Non-Fiction A Technical Killing: Inspector Guttridge's Report To: Chief Superintendent Hubble From: Inspector H.F. Guttridge Subject: The Simon Delmore Case. Date: Saturday 1st May 2002 Initial Findings * Place: Librarian's Room, Ayrton Technical College. * Victim: Simon Delmore, student at the college. * Apparent cause of death: stab wound in abdomen causing great internal bleeding. * Weapon: Fine carving gouge, next to body when found. * Time of death: Approximately between 8.00 and 10.00 p.m., 24th April (certified by T.Brooks, police surgeon). * Crime reported: 9.35 a.m. Saturday 25th April by Mr. G. Smith, the caretaker. * Discovery: Body found by Miss Ella Dews, the senior librarian. She had come to the college on Saturday to catch up on some work, as she usually did. She collected her room L2 key from the caretaker and unlocked her room with her L3 key and found the dead body on a trolley. She confirms that all the doors and windows in the library were locked. She had entered through the stockroom and left through the main doors. She had to unlock every door. * Body had been dead for at least eleven and a half hours, before it's discovery. * On the night of the murder, there was the preparation for an art exhibition to be held on Monday. There was a Rock Concert being held in the Main Hall 8.00-10.15 p.m. with an interval 9.00-9.15
Which three or four characters do you think are most to blame for the death of the platoon in ' The Long and the Short and the Tall' by Willis Hall. Explain in detail which character you think most to blame and why.
'The Long and the Short and the Tall ' By Willis Hall. Which three or four characters do you think are most to blame for the death of the platoon in ' The Long and the Short and the Tall' by Willis Hall. Explain in detail which character you think most to blame and why. Sergeant Mitchem, Private Bamforth and Private Whitaker are the main contenders for ' blame ' in respect of the death of the platoon. However, it is important to recognise that the allocation of significant blame for the death of the platoon is by no means an easy task. In short, although it is Private Whitaker who shoots the Japanese soldier, this act is merely the ' culmination ' of a domino effect of several other contributory factors, not least the individual relationship between platoon members and a series of serious misjudgements by various characters throughout the play. It is possible to construct a reasonably plausible argument that, as ' officer in command ', Sergeant Mitchem must shoulder significant blame for the death of the platoon. Mitchem is ' guilty ' of a series of serious misjudgements, which so obviously have an impact on the fatal finale. Mitchem is in a position of authority, but he does not impress as a strong character or effective leader. Had he been an effective 'leader ' of men under his command, Mitchem should have been able to control the disruptive Bamforth, but he
Wouldn't you feel guilty if you were responsible for the execution of an innocent person? Every year, thousands of people from around the world are executed or sentenced to death after being convicted of murder. In 2003, there were over 80 executions in the USA. But all of these may have been innocent. Since 1973, 112 people have been let off death row in the USA after being cleared of the murder they were convicted of. All of these could have been killed, by millions of electric bolts shooting through their bodies, or a deadly mixture of poisons being injected into their blood stream. Then when they were found innocent, they could not have been released. If they had simply been imprisoned, they could have been freed, but once someone is dead, they cannot be brought back to life. Many people say that a murderer has taken someone's life, so their life should be taken too. But that just makes us as bad as them. They are being killed for murdering someone, so shouldn't the Government be executed for killing them? It is a sinister cycle, a never-ending loop, which can only result in the execution of the entire world. Unless the death sentence is abolished completely, it will destroy society as we know it. Another reason why people are against the death sentence is because the alternative is a life sentence. However, life imprisonment doesn't usually mean a lifetime in jail. So
The death penalty, sometimes called capital punishment was introduced in bible times, if somebody so much as stole a piece of bread they would be gave the death penalty.
Life is most precious to everyone and everything. Without life we would not have a proper civilisation, people would live forever or not even exist at all. What if I said to someone that I was going to take their life for something I presumed they had done? The death penalty, sometimes called capital punishment was introduced in bible times, if somebody so much as stole a piece of bread they would be gave the death penalty. A painful and slow death was usually the outcome, where someone would be starved until they where malnourished and die from starvation. Jesus was crucified on the cross for saying that he was the king of the Jews. Nobody could prove this man to be guilty, so why was he crucified? Why was his life wasted? In the twenty and twenty first century the use of the death penalty is much more infrequent due to many protests about its wide use in 1967 where the United Nations found that it was widely used. In some counties you can be handed the death penalty for things such as cheating on your husband. For instance in 2002 a women was took unwillingly into the street and stoned to death for cheating on her husband. She was the mother of three children and now she can't fend or care for them. Some states in the U.S.A are still keeping the death penalty because they believe that it is the only rightful way to treat somebody who has committed serious crimes. Do you
Should Capital Punishment be reintroduced for the crime of murder, Discuss Is Capital Punishment the correct sentence for a murderer? I will be discussing in my essay whether Capital Punishment should stay abolished or be reintroduced after 38 years since the punishment was banned. Capital punishment is a form of taking someone's life in order to repay for the crime that they have committed. There are many different methods of doing this, for example a few of them are such things as The Electric Chair, Hanging, Stretching, Stoning. Since 1965 people have been saying that Capital Punishment should be reintroduced. I will be stating most of the reasons these people give in the next few paragraphs. One of these reasons is the fact that prisons are getting overcrowded in England. There are over two thousand convicted persons serving life sentences in our prisons today, therefore if we were to reintroduce Capital Punishment we could resolve these problems by sentencing the people who would at present be sent to prison for life to the death penalty as a punishment for doing wrong. Another common point that is made is that with so many people in our prisons it actually costs us money due to taxing. And as I said before prisons are overcrowded plus every person serving a life sentence costs £400-£1000 each per week depending on the amount of security that they need and this is
As you most probably know there are many different religions and they all have their own opinion on life after death. Muslims believe in the Shari'ah they believe this law decides what behaviour is right or wrong. People who pass the final test will go to heaven and be with god for eternity, and those who fail go to hell for a life of eternal suffering. This is similar to the Christian belief. However a very contrasting idea to this is the Hindu believe in reincarnation. They believe that (Atman) the soul is immortal but is continuously reborn. Hindus believe that life is a journey and there are 16 main steps know a samskars cremation is the 16th samska. They also in the law of Karma this means that the life you live know affects how you will be reborn in your next incarnation. The main difference between Hinduism and Islam is Hinduism has no mention of eternal punishment. Peoples opinions and attitudes affect change the way they think and their behaviour. Christians believe in the resurrection. This is very important to them because they believe Jesus came back to life after he was crucified. They also believe that death is the beginning and not the end or something to be scared of. A nun said, "There is a lot more after life and when I see people dying I see a beginning and not an end." I think the role of a priest when helping bereaved relatives is to be comforting
Nikki Logan Is an eye for an eye a legal remedy in the 21st century? This paper deals with the notion of 'an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth' and the effect this has on society in its most violent form, this notion manifests itself in a nations law as the death penalty for serious crimes. I will discuss both the pro and contra arguments in support and abolition of the death penalty. These arguments are based in literature sourced from, papers, case studies, determinations, legislation and public comment. The result of this paper is an analysis of the interrelationship between law, justice and society and the changing nature of law as it relates to capital punishment. Capital Punishment; is killing the murderer in itself an act of murder, breaching the most valuable of human rights, the right to life? Should it be seen that the death penalty is considered as a legal obligation that should be enforced in our modern day society? The abolishment of the Death Penalty in many countries has proved the answers to these questions to be against the death penalty. However there is still a concerned eighty-three countries world wide that have not abolished this form of punishment. The 20th century was a period where human rights were recognised more widely, and a time of attempting to protect these rights that were being breached. The death penalty is considered the most sever
Angie Martinez January 3, 2006 Capital Punishment Vs Right to Life Capital punishment is the execution of someone by the state for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. The question of capital punishment, however, lies on whether it is morally right to take away the life of a human being. For instance, religious beliefs oppose to this issue, their idea of God and the right to life is how they base their argument on. On the other hand, the theory of utilitarianism justifies capital punishment as long as it creates a greater balance of happiness vs. unhappiness. The Retribution theory also supports capital punishment, the idea of an eye for an eye and a tooth for tooth is what this principle defines to be human justice. Overall, capital punishment is an issue in which the right to life can be morally argued through the different views and ethical standards of religious beliefs, the theories of utilitarianism and retribution. Christians believe God is the only one who can take away peoples lives. In the early history of Christianity, Christians supported the death penalty on the grounds of secular arguments. For instance, the Pope Innocent III defended the argument of capital punishment when he suggested, "The secular power can, without mortal sin, exercise judgment of blood, provided that it punishes with justice, not out of hatred, with prudence, not
Which animal in red should be supported, hunter or hunted? I feel foxhunting is wrong, it should be banned and made totally illegal, and in this essay I will hope to persuade of my view. Foxhunters and supporters of the hunt claim that when fox hunting is performed, it is engaging in 'pest control'. But it has been known in major fashionable hunts such as the Duke of Beaufort's that fox cubs are reared regularly and killed on site. Film shot by anti-hunt campaigners recently showed Thomas Burton, the hunt's terrier man, leaving food for fox cubs outside man-made chambers (15 discovered on Beaufort land in total). Campaigners sent a copy of their investigation to the Prince of Wales in an effort to encourage him to break links with the Beaufort Hunt (The Beaufort Hunt also boasts the patronage of Camilla Parker-Bowles and princes William and Harry). Foxhunters will also claim the death of a fox is swift and painless '...a quick nip on the back of the neck and it's all over...' if only. The picture of a dead fox killed by hounds on 8th April 2000 is attached to this essay. A post-mortem examination of the animal revealed the following: "Radiographic study indicates no bone damage in the vertebrae of the neck...the skin and muscular tissues of the lower abdomen have been destroyed..." this means the fox's death was caused by '...profound trauma by repeated dog bite.'
"14 Days in May" - A Biased Report "14 Days in May" is a documentary about capital punishment. Capital punishment is the most severe form of justice possible; it is the punishment of execution. This punishment exists mainly because it is a huge deterrent against 'would be' criminals. Some countries do not deploy this because it is thought to be inhumane to take somebody's life away regardless of any reason. If somebody is convicted and sentenced to 'life' when they were innocent, it would be the biggest mistake that could ever be made. In many people's view this would be an injustice and also an error that could never be repaid. This documentary is about capital punishment and is attempting to convince us it is wrong. The documentary is following the last two weeks of the life of a man on death row. The man was black and called Edward Earl Johnson who was convicted of murdering a white police officer and raping a white female. This documentary is mostly set in The Mississippi State prison where Johnson is awaiting his fate. Ironically the place where Johnson was living (Mississippi) was once a place where black people were slave driven by whites and were never considered to be equals. The fact that Johnson allegedly murdered a white police officer and raped a white female was a major factor against his plea for innocence. Looking at Johnson's stay in the prison he seemed to