Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment Essay

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    Death Penalty Pro/Con From 1976 to 2016, 2,405 people have been put on death row. Of that number only 1,264 people have been executed via Capital Punishment, or commonly known as “the death penalty.” Capital Punishment is a very controversial topic in America. It has prevented criminals from committing future crimes. Unfortunately, Capital Punishment is a very expensive and some would say inhumane solution to a complex situation. The first official Death penalty enforced in America was in 1608. Captain George Kendall was put to death for being a spy for the Spanish colonies. In 1612 Virginian Governor Sir Thomas Dale initiated the “Divine”, “Moral” or “Martial” laws. These laws would enact sentencing someone for something as simple as…

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    justifiable, because of the intentions and reasons that are able to substantiate that it should be permitted. This essay aims to examine the pros and cons of capital punishment, and whether it should be…

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    Pro Capital Punishment Capital Punishment is considered to be the punishment deserved for committing horrible crimes and this is why it has been a highly argued topic ever since its creation. Capital Punishment is also known as the Death Penalty (“What”). The Death Penalty is the execution of an individual for committing a capital crime (“Death”). A capital crime is a crime that is so serious that death is considered the appropriate punishment. Examples of capital crimes include murder and the…

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    I think we should allow every state in the United States to charge a criminal to be sentenced to capital punishment also known as the death penalty. There are many reasons why I think criminals should be sentenced to the death penalty, but I think I should start explaining what capital punishment is and tell some facts about this matter. According to the website dictionary.com, capital punishment is a punishment by death of a crime. Capital punishment is also known as the death penalty. Some of…

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    The death penalty, or capital punishment is topic that is constantly being debated. Capital punishment is defined by the legal dictionary as, “the legal execution of a person who has committed a capital offense (Hill).” Capital punishment’s main focus seems to be its use as a crime deterrent. This means that by using capital punishment as a consequence of a capital crime that the rate of crimes should decrease (Study). The reason behind the crime rates decreasing is hope that people will fear…

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    “You can release an innocent man from prison, but you can’t release him from the grave.” Since the 1970s, over 140 criminals have been released from their death sentences due to new evidence proving their wrongful convictions. The death penalty is a sentence of execution for murder and other capital crimes. It is controversial because it is used in some states but not others. Countless people live by different moral and ethical standards, which further contributes to the controversy. People…

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    So you were called in for jury duty, this man has been charged with killing a family of four because he was obsessed with the housewife. His sentence can reach to death. As you think to yourself “no-one should endure capital punishment”, the attorney lists off his offenses. Stalking the family for about 6 months, they found countless of pictures of the family. He recorded what days they go to work or school and what times they usually come home. He was even contemplating on whether he should…

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    Capital punishment has been in debate since we first started executing criminals for the crimes they committed. This form of punishment has been carried out since the beginning of time from the French Revolution to the serial killer Ted Bundy in the 1970’s through the 1980 's (Bio.com, para. 5-10). Today majority of people believe that capital punishment is unjust and immoral of an action to perform no matter what the criminal did. But what people fail to realize is the death penalty has more…

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    Throughout history, the death penalty has remained a longstanding decision with no likely end in sight. As it stands, capital sentencing is still highly discretionary allowing for the affluence of extra legal factors in determining its imposition. As a capital punishment, the death penalty is only applied in cases that involve murder and some form of aggravating factor that heightens the seriousness of the crime or a crime against the state. In the 1970s, the landmark case of Furman v. Georgia…

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    Pro Capital Punishment The first recorded execution was in 1608 (Fridell). This form of punishment has been around for many years and should continue to be used based on its effectiveness. It has its perks and it’s downfalls, but needs to be put in place to keep order in our society. If it wasn’t for the death penalty I believe our most violent individuals would stop at nothing to commit these outrageous crimes. Individuals are afraid of dying, but not everyone is afraid of prison. The…

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