Morality, Crimes, And The Consequences Of The Death Penalty

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Cristian Muñoz
Mr. Coffey
English 12
April 29, 2014
The Death Penalty The death penalty, a practice that goes back to early civilizations, considered the ultimate and most extreme way of punishing a criminal. The act of taking someone’s life for heinous crimes such as rape, abuse, or homicide has greatly decreased in acceptance in recent years. However, depending where you live you might have a different opinion based on your religion, ethnicity, or moral ideals. Anyhow this is an issue that needs to be addressed promptly. A family’s wellbeing, the life of a human is in play based on a judgment that sometimes is wrong and corrupt, or simply framed for other reasons. Whether you believe in the death penalty as a fair judgment or you see it as a flaw in our society that holds us back as
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The truth is most crimes are very delicate, do you judge someone on the act? Or do you judge what led them to commit such crimes? Their whole life, their family, who wronged them or led them to be so upset with the world to the point that they don’t care for consequences anymore, and maybe they have a psychological condition, is it really moral to sentence a mentally ill person to death? For crimes that they might not even understand? The death penalty is a very polarizing topic that begs many questions, answered by different points of view. The death penalty is effective in lowering high profile crimes, allowing for harsher sentences that perhaps without the death penalty will be seen as unfair (Thaxton). However, wrongful convictions and the mental damage caused not only to the family but the inmate in death row are in consideration. Therefore the death penalty should not be allowed until there is a method that

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