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The history of the death penalty
There have been many methods of death penalty that have been operating
since the early 1600's.
Examples of death penalty methods are:
· Lethal injection People have been stated as innocent after
· Electrocution the actual death penalty had taken place e.g.
· Gas Chamber Derek Bentley
· Firing squad
· Hanging Capital Punishment was abolished in the UK
· Beheading in 1965 because someone like Derek Bentley
· Breaking Wheel was proved innocent after the death.
· Burning
· Crucifixion
· Crushing
· Electric Chair
· Impalement
· Stoning…read more

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A man called Derek Bentley
Derek Bentley, an illiterate with the mental age
of 11 years of age who had suffered from
epilepsy since the second world war when he
severely injured his head.
· On the night of 2nd November 1952 Derek
was with his companion Christopher Craig.
· They both broke to a manufacturer's
warehouse (which Chris was egging him on to
do) and was spotted by a nine year old girl
who lives opposite the warehouse.
· Derek and Craig climbed up to the roof of
the warehouse.
· The police arrived and Craig was stood with
the gun in his hand
· "Let him have it, Chris."
· This instruction that Derek shouted was
mistaken for "shoot him."
All of this sums up that Derek was clearly
innocent and that Craig should have taken
the penalty. Before Derek was hanged there
were members of the public protesting
against the hanging of this man. His name was
cleared and the people who caused the
hanging of Derek Bentley apologised in the
early 90's.…read more

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A man called Albert Pierrepoint
· Albert Pierrepoint was an intelligent man who took his work very seriously,
he studied to become a hangman in 1932.
· Albert Pierrepoint was the most famous hanger in the country and hung 600
people including Bentley. It is believed that he executed at least 433 men
and 17 women, including 6 U.S.Albert Pierrepoint was the most famous
hanger in the country and hung 600 people including Bentley. It is believed
that he executed at least 433 men and 17 women, including 6 U.S. soldiers at
Shepton MalletAlbert Pierrepoint was the most famous hanger in the country
and hung 600 people including Bentley. It is believed that he executed at
least 433 men and 17 women, including 6 U.S. soldiers at Shepton Mallet and
some 200 war criminalsAlbert Pierrepoint was the most famous hanger in the
country and hung 600 people including Bentley. It is believed that he
executed at least 433 men and 17 women, including 6 U.S. soldiers at
Shepton Mallet and some 200 war criminals after World War II.
· Like his father he wasn't encouraged to talk about what he does for a living,
one of those "Follow in daddy's footsteps" sort of things. Also because of his
career he didn't want to spread the bad memories of killing people for a
living. His own wife didn't know about his career. It was his mother who
started off this system for Albert.
· This was hard to get over as he keeps records of the people he hangs and
also killed a maximum of 13 people each day.
· One of the most revolting parts is having to clean the body after the hanging
has been proceeded.
· His fastest hanging record was 7 ½ seconds. After this he was offered to
hang 13 Jews a day in Belson concentration camp, Germany. In one week this
was 47 Jews.
· He wanted the victims of the hanging to be put to rest with dignity.
· When he returned to England he had a massive welcome and congratulations
of the public.…read more

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The death penalty today
There are many countries
that proceed
the death penalty today
including these
countries:…read more

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These are the only fully developed
countries that have retained capital
punishment…read more

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