The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience of the cruelty of death and that imprisonment alone should be a great enough punishment.
1. The main attention getter is an imagination that I am going to create for the audience so they can imagine the living quarters of an actual prisoner.
2. With evidence such as innocent people being executed and factual evidence that the death penalty does not deter people from committing crimes, why should we as a society allow this inhumane act to continue?
4. In my speech I am going to talk about whether or not murderers actually deserve to die, the alternatives to capital punishment, and the sentences that prisoners receive, but the real sentences they serve.
a. Does the death penalty really deter criminals from their actions?
b. What are the alternatives for capital punishment?
c. How strict is the court system on the sentences that prisoners receive?
1.Does the death penalty really deter criminals from their actions?
i.There is very little valid evidence to suggest that capital punishment deters criminals
1.The most recent study of research findings on the relationship between the death penalty and homicide rates, conducted for the United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control, 1988, has concluded that: research has failed to provide scientific proof that executions have a greater deterrent effect than life imprisonment.
ii.If you were more than likely emotionally ill and were about to commit a crime or murder, would you be thinking about your sentence of life or death in prison?
1.Chances are no, most people wouldn't be thinking of their punishment because most all murders are committed in first degree, meaning it was not planned out and it was basically an act of rage.