Essay about Capital Punishment Is The Ultimate Form Of Punishment

1642 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
Since childhood we have all been taught that murder is wrong. I purpose to you, what is capital punishment then? In its purest form, capital punishment is state-sanctioned murder. More than half of the states in America still use the death penalty as the ultimate form of punishment for criminals, and this must change. Throughout humanity 's history, we have always had strong opinions about the consequences for the consequences of terrible crimes such as homicide or rape. But as a society we have grown out of torturous methods of punishment such as, being sawed in half, the use of The Wheel, flaying a person alive, execution by fire, slow decapitation, or being hanged, drawn, and quartered. We stopped using such methods because we have realized just how uncivilized and brutal these acts of punishment are. Now in days we still kill citizens whom we deem as death-eligible, but we are supposedly more 'humane ' when dealing death to our citizens. In America, we employ various way for you to die depending on where you live. Lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, hanging, and the firing squad are all used. Whether death is dealt out quickly or slowly, it is wrong.

“In the two hundred years since the writing of the Constitution, we have learned much about human behavior. Modern psychology and sociology have given us new insights into why certain individuals become criminals. They have also given us new possibilities in the treatment of violent and antisocial behavior.…

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