Intentional Murder Case Study

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Capital Punishment in Case of an Intentional Murder
Capital punishment or death sentence is a practice whereby a person is punished for a committed crime by death. There are several crimes, depending on a country law, which are punishable by death sentence such as intentional murder, murder of a child, rape crime, war crimes, mass killing, genocide, treason, in some countries even political protest, etc., which are called capital crimes or capital offences. Capital punishment is a controversial topic and opinion about it depends on political ideology, religion, culture, and so on. More than half of the world’s population lives in countries where death penalty is retained, however most of the countries abolished the death penalty and a good amount of countries are abolitionists in practice. In most countries retaining death sentence, intentional murder is punishable by death. Capital punishment or death sentence should not always be a solution for a crime of a murder.
The public is divided on topic of death sentence. Those who are supporters of this kind of punishment argue that “murder for murder” should be and is justified as such because if one decides to take somebody’s life one should be punished the same way. They state that the death punishment makes sure that the criminal committing the crime will not do
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“Murder for murder” cannot really function and be productive part of the system because it does not deal with the core of the problem and it goes against system values. In the other hand if the murderer shows neither remorse for a violent crime nor any emotions that can identify him as human he should be punished by death sentence. In the case given in the text Visiting Time this is not the case so victim’s father changing his decision, I believe, is the right thing, because there is still hope for the young convicted man to become a good

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