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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - DEATH PENALTY Dear colleagues, Is capital punishment good? Is it morally right? Is it a deterrent? Capital punishment is the legal infliction of death for violating criminal law. It is also known as the death penalty, and it is mostly used to punish capital crimes. The death penalty is rejected by many societies because it is not morally good according to them, but some societies accept it because they live in harmful places, full of crimes, and use it as a "deterrent", for example, the state of Texas (this state according to the statistics is the one with most kills in the country of the United States). In my opinion capital punishment is not right because anyone has the right to take away someone's life and is. My hypothesis is that the death penalty won't decrease the crime rates in many countries. ...read more.


"For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists". This was said by Albert Camus a person who is against death penalty. And an example of a person in favour of the death penalty is George Bush, president of the United States, who in a presidential debate he said: "I don't think you should support the death penalty to seek revenge. I don't think that's right. I think the reason to support the death penalty is because it saves other people's lives". Many persons have been affected by the Death Penalty, one clear example is Derek Bentley and his family. I'm going to tell his story. Derek Bentley was a man who suffered from epilepsy. Once he was participating in a robbery, with a friend, got caught by the police. ...read more.


A common question asked is: are people simply punishing or are they protecting society? People are not "simply" punishing, but are punishing in an unfair way. Protecting society? In some way or another they are and we as citizens, in some way benefit from such as a punishment as it is capital punishment, but not totally. This is because some major criminals are killed and we get rid of these people who have caused a great damage to their victims' families. However, there are other killers which are still out there without being caught which make us feel less safe and more worried. In conclusion, capital punishment is not right because nobody has the right to take away anybody else's life. In addition, using it as a "deterrent" really has no effect at all because people will continue killing others no matter if others have been killed for committing that same type of crime. Besides, think about it, to punish a capital crime, killing is used, ironic isn't it? ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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