Essay on What Do You Think Of Capital Punishment?

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What do you think of Capital Punishment?

Capital punishment is the act of legally executing someone for a crime they have committed after a fair legal trial. It is in also called the death penalty. It is carried out by the state in various methods including lethal injection, electric chair, gas chamber and hanging. In most countries where it is still carried out, it is mostly carried out the punishment for murder. In other countries, however, it extends to culprits found guilty of treason, rape, fraud and adultery. According to data from a 2008 survey by Amnesty International, China had the most executions annually at that time, followed by Iran, the USA and Saudi Arabia respectively.

Just like abortion and homosexuality, capital punishment is a very contentious issue. (Haney, 93). Many people have varying views, either supporting or opposing the death penalty based on their personal beliefs. These beliefs vary depending on several factors including religion, culture, age and gender. Some are of the opinion that God is the provider of life, and no man is justified to take the life of another, irrespective of what crime they have committed. Supporters of capital punishment argue that terminating the live of someone who makes the lives of others difficult is a justifiable and noble act.

With these varying opinions and beliefs about capital punishment in mind, the questions below on the same topic will be submitted to respondents from diverse walks of life. This is to try…

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