Killing Is Wrong : An Effective Deterrent Of Crime Versus The Alternative Of Prison Without Parole

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Killing is wrong. Since we were kids, we have been taught this is the absolute truth. In its simplest form, capital punishment is, one person taking the life of another. Simultaneously, this is the definition of murder. In USA, 31 states have capital punishment, they must change. Because of a simple, undeniable and unforgivable reason. A risk of punishing the innocent. It is not moral. It is barbaric. It is not an effective deterrent of crime versus the alternative of life in prison without parole. I believe, taking a human life is playing God. No one has the right to do that. Especially when it is proven that multiple times we are, as beings, prone to make mistakes. Since 1976, the year that death penalty is reestablished by the Supreme Court, seven hundred people have been discharged from Death Row. Three of fourths of them was after 1992. Meaning approximately, one prisoner was innocent for every seven that are executed. For that reason, eventually an innocent will be put to death.
Death Penalty has a long and old background, starting with the history itself. Before the humane ways used in contemporary civilization, penalties included flaying, impalement, crushing, dismemberment and burning. In ancient societes they are used as punishments for adultery, murder, witchcraft and treason. In todays world, several countries still have capital punishment. In middle east for example rape, adultery, incest, apostasy is punishable by death. Even though most industrialized…

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