Death Penalty for Boston Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is Not Guaranteed

Death Penalty for Boston Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is Not Guaranteed

Death penalty for convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev is not guaranteed. Despite a federal jury on Friday, May 15 condemning the younger of the Tsarnaev brothers to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack, his execution is not assured as many years of appeals likely lie ahead. The jury found that capital […]

Utah and Other States Make Death Penalty Changes

Utah and Other States Make Death Penalty Changes

As it becomes harder to obtain the drugs used in the lethal injection death penalty, states have begun finding other methods, changing the current laws and setting up new methods, with Utah being the most recent change. Utah lawmakers have now approved the use of the firing squad as what they are calling “an execution […]

Capital Punishment in Perspective

Capital Punishment in Perspective

Capital punishment has existed since the first codified laws came into being, distinguishing it from the more arbitrary institution of murder. While the majority of modern nations have abolished the practice in our current era, virtually every civilization has had a period within which certain crimes were answered with death. Over the course of time, […]

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