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Considering the Death Penalty. By Rob Dawalt, JD, DPA. The death penalty has been around a long time. Three common methods for early death penalty cases. In the USA, some states have the death penalty while others do not. Different states use different methods of death.

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considering the death penalty

Considering the Death Penalty


Rob Dawalt, JD, DPA

the death penalty has been around a long time
The death penalty has been around a long time

Three common methods for early death penalty cases

different states use different methods of death
Different states use different methods of death.

Used in Arizona, California, Missouri, and Wyoming

Lethal injection in most states

Firing squad in Oklahoma

Delaware, New Hampshire & Washington as a back up

Electrocution in 8 states

other issues
Other Issues
  • Other issues like unjust racial bias also come up:
but what about serial killers
But what about serial killers?

Larry Hall Wabash, IN

Green River Killer

Gary Ridgway

BTK Dennis Radar

Jeffrey Dahmer

Aileen Wuornos

Ted Bundy

interesting question
Interesting Question?
  • Out of all of the serial killers I mentioned, how many actually got the death penalty for their crimes?
  • There are no easy answers in considering the death penalty.
  • There are problems with racism and the inhumanity of punishment, especially if it is later learned that we killed the wrong man.
  • But there is also the issue of the victims what should be done to vindicate their pain and their loved one’s loss.
  • It is for each of us to carefully decide what we should do about the death penalty.