Author ORCID Identifier
Bachelor of Arts
Dorit A. Ganson
Justice, Capital punishment, Segregated housing, Death penalty, Solitar confinement
The purpose of this paper is to argue the use of capital punishment and segregated housing throughout United States correctional facilities constitute human rights violations through torture. Regardless of the reason for their application, these penalties are physically and psychologically damaging, inconsistently assigned, costly, and, in their most potent form, fatal. As such, I advocate for the national abolishment of these practices. In their place, I support enacting policies that promote education and reformation over punishment. My aim in making this argument is to encourage a transition away from the popular American judicial ideology grounded in retribution toward a framework marked by rehabilitation.
Laros, Adelaide Marie, "Retributive Justice: A Review of the Ethical Considerations Surrounding Capital Punishment and Solitary Confinement as used in United States Correctional Facilities" (2021). Honors Papers. 839.