Essay The Death Penalty Should Not Be A Law

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Cyndi Banks stated, “Capital punishment refers to the termination of the life of a person in accordance with a sentence of a court after a person has been convicted of a capital crime” (1). “A law is the system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties” (google). Many societies have laws so that everyone in that society follow them. If people do not obey, any laws it would be a bad and terrifying place to be. Some laws are different than others, because some will be harsh and some will be easy. Although some will disagree, the death penalty is not necessary and should not be a law, because it is not worth killing another living human being. Many people reject the idea of death penalty, other people think that it is benefiting society to know that committing a violent crime is unsatisfactory. Most of the important things in this issue are the background, opposite sides, how many deaths and how long it been going on.
One source point out that “at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the United States remains the singular holdout among western nations, the lone practitioner of capital punishment and a quite vigorous practitioner at that” (Cottrol. 4). The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the 1700’s because in the Code of
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King Hammurabi of Babylon, which codified the death penalty for twenty-five different crimes. The death penalty…

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