Capital Punishment Is The Ending Of One 's Life Based On The Ruling Of A State

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Capital Punishment
The death penalty also referred to as capital punishment is the ending of one’s life based on the ruling of a state or legal framework. Due to the nature of the punishment, some feel that human rights laws are being violated and have led to the abolishment of the death penalty in many countries around the globe; others are firm believers in capital punishment and whole heartily support justice being served. As listed in Cornell Law School’s Death Penalty Database (2014), in the United States, 19 of our 50 states also have abolished the death penalty; only 7 of those 31 remaining states actually carry out the use of executions in their judicial systems. This is because of the issues being presented about human rights laws being violated, and politicians stating that the death penalty is the only sentence that is irrevocable once the sentence has been followed through with. According to Amnesty International (2016) 140 countries worldwide, more than two-thirds, are abolitionist in law or practice; the United States of America is not one of them.
The death penalty is the max penalty that any one person can receive; this punishment is often times reserved for those who are guilty of committing the most heinous of crimes. This judgment is often looked at differently from varying societies and may not be the recommended punishment in all judicial hearings across the globe for similar crimes. Those given the death penalty are those who have committed crimes…

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