Capital Punishment : The Death Penalty Essay

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I’m for capital punishment also known as the death helps the prisons lose most of the population and the tax payers money to feed them. The death penalty will give the victim’s family closure because they have suffered so much some don’t recover for many years. The death penalty is a crime deterrent because younger kids will not want to die. Capital punishment, death penalty or execution is government sanctioned punishment by death. The sentence is referred to as a death sentence. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offences, such as first degree murder, terrorism, and espionage. The term capital originates from the Latin capitalist, literally "regarding the head”. There are many execution methods; one widely practiced form historically that is the most common modern method used in jurisdictions with capital punishment is hanging. Capital punishment has, in the past, been practiced by most societies, as a punishment for criminals, and political or religious dissidents. Historically, the carrying out of the death sentence was often accompanied by torture, and executions were most often public. Thirty-six countries actively practice capital punishment, 103 countries have completely abolished it de jure for all crimes, 6 have abolished it for ordinary crimes only, and 50 have abolished it. No Western country still uses the death penalty except the United States. Nearly all countries in the world prohibit the…

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