Research on the death penalty is becoming one of the fastest major issues in criminal justice. In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was a doctrine from 1948 which proclaimed a “right to live”. The United Nations shifted its focus to limiting the scope of the death penalty to protect juveniles, pregnant women and the elderly.
Two other international human rights treaties were the International Covenant and Civil and Political Rights. These documents provided for the right to life, and it included the death penalty as an exception that must be accompanied by strict procedure safeguards. Many nations throughout Western Europe stopped using capital punishment but, they did not abolish it.
The most asked about question in the research study was should the death penalty be allowed? Should the offenders have a qualified lawyer that is interested in proving that the offender is innocent? Are DNA tests administered to prove that the offender is innocent? What are the pros and cons of the death penalty? What data has been presented to prove that mental illness, mental retardation, race, juveniles, innocence, public support, religion and women play a part in the death penalty position?
The death penalty study is a multiple time-series design which is similar to a time-series design. Time-series designs include numerous observations of variable (e.g. the murder rate) overtime. A multiple time-series design is similar with the exception that an additional comparison group or population is examined. Multiple time-series designs are used to follow data collected over periods of time to compare and contrast why offenders repeat crimes.
Over the years the murder rates of two to three states have been compared where one state may or may not use the death penalty. Therefore, there are a few comparisons that apply to multiple time-series designs like unemployment, race, and innocence just to name a few because how the U.S. economy fluctuates. There are many presence and potential influences of different factors unknown to researchers that can cause changes in the variables.
This research study is qualitative and the reason is it explore a person’s tendency to offer different sorts of explanations for significant and unexplained life events that may lead the person or persons into a life of crime. It focus on peoples lives in order for them to balance their lives and become more stable and focus on positive events in their lives that may deter them from going back to prison or any life of crime.
Quantitative research is an application of statistical procedures and techniques of data collected through survey...