Argumentative Essay Against Capital Punishment

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Argumentative Essay Against Capital Punishment Google defines Capital Punishment as “the legal authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime.” It is argued that the death penalty is justice for those who commit crimes deserving of such extreme punishment. It is argued that the death penalty is a punishment set up so that the grieving families of the victims will feel a sense of accomplished justice. According to the Death penalty information center since 1976 there has been 1,438 executions. The death penalty should be abolished because it is a barbaric, immoral, and small-minded.

The first reason capital punishment should be abolished is it is barbaric, for instance, prisoners are injected with chemicals, much like an animal is when it is euthanized. When a human being is executed in the same manner as an animal it makes a statement of how society values human life. Humans deserve rehabilitation and forgiveness because all are capable of these things all should be given every opportunity to utilize these capabilities, before being put down as if that was beyond possibilities. Speaking of possibilities, the second reason the death penalty is barbaric, there are recorded cases of innocent people being executed according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, “four percent of prisoners sentenced to death in the U.S. are innocent.” Researchers studied cases in 1973-2004 and found that out of 7,482 death…

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