The Death Penalty: An Annotated Bibliography
Reibstein, Larry, and Ginny Carroll. "A High-Volume Execution." Newsweek 5 June 1993:
44-46. This article details the crime, arrest, trial, and pending execution of three
Arkansas men convicted of murder. The history of the case, including details of the
crime and ensuing trial, is provided. In addition, the legal issues involved in the trail
are given substantial attention, particularly the dispute over witnesses and
testimony. In fact one witness to the murder, Vickie Lehman, was hypnotized:
"Defense lawyers discovered that prosecutors, without disclosing it at the trial, had
hired an entertainer to hypnotize Vickie Lehman" (Reibstein and Carroll 44). This
example of the undisclosed hypnotism by an entertainer allows the authors to prove
that there are flaws in the present judicial system. The authors of this piece do a
substantial job of objectively reviewing the facts in the case. They prove that their
story is credible with the use of various court documents and personal testimonies
from all of the parties involved. As a result, Reibstein and Carroll show that the
death penalty is not an objective and fair system. I will use this source to help
formulate the third point of view that with substantial reforms, the death penalty might
one day be an adequate form of deterrence, but as the system is presently
implemented, it is not a viable option.
Your second entry would begin here. Do not forget the hanging indent
for each of the ten different
entries of this assignment.
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