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over the 20th century.' DiScuss.
thank you history degree
in a week's time :(
- America willing to be violent to defend capitalism
- Multi-cultural diversity fuelling hate-groups (KKK etc)
- Hooligan culture? meh
- Development of automatic weapons and more accurate firearms make it easier to pop a cap in yo ass.
- There will be some figure somewhere comparing American gun-related deaths to other countries
- Miners strikes/student movements
- UK abolishing death penalty as has most of US
- General cultural harmony.
- general anti-establishmentarianism has died down.
I'd say they reached a high point in the sixties/seventies/eighties, and now it has died down a bit
Peaked in about 1990
Banned in 1967 I think
reinstated in 1977 in some states.
about 15 have no death penalty
i assumed only texas and a handful of others had it.
was in 1967 which I was what I was thinking of.
The homicide rate in the UK IS rising though.
37 states, apparently.
essentially there are about 10-15 states which execute pretty much all murderers.
another 15-20 with no death penalty or one which is almost never used
The rest bounce along inbetween
the death penalty, which hit it's peak in 2000 as far as number of executions since it was re-introduced, according to stats. It's a good title, means I can ramble on about the nature and meaning of violence and how one interprets crime statistics along with quoting boring statistics. Should probably start writing it, though.
The Homicide Rate is a much better indicator.
I was almost right...I'm basing more of my arguement around the homicide rate, yes.
I thought it was mainly rapist-murderers and black people.
Stupid American laws.
anyone who studies some of the state judicial systems will know they are deeply deeply flawed.
Oklahoma and Texas happen to be among the worst...
as a deterrent clearly not.
For other reasons, it does work.
I don't support it in 99% of cases
Cost isn't one under the present system.
according to Bureau of Justice statistics, more than half of the people under sentence of death since it was re-introduced have been white.
what is interesting is that the years in which the rates of execution were the highest (late 90's through to early 00's) coincided with a significant drop in the homicide rates which are now increasing again
the us census counts Hispanic as white
or do you mean state reaction to?
i was thinking along the lines of kent state, stonewall, and other such instances...though stonewall wasn't really student. General stuff like that really.
it comes and goes in waves. You must also assess the intesity of the violence. despite the level of fatality, in terms of violence a shooting cannot equalt the level of violence involved in the widespread lynchings that occured in america in the period of 1900- 1920's. I think britains population- violence ratio has decreased, but it also depends on what you count as violence and entertainment. Many violent forms of entertainment in the 1800s are now outlawed, and its tempting to brush over this violence as purely entertainment and discount it.
Either way its a fucking difficult question.
general attitudes to violence have changed dramatically since the beginning of the 19th century. No more public executions, cock-fighting, all the good stuff. It was also acceptable for one man to kill another if he was being insulted. People were always charged with manslaughter and never homicide on these occasions. One actor killed another in Covent Garden, for saying he wasn't very good.