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Should the death penalty be introduced?

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Should the Death Penalty be introduced? Around the world a few countries decide to use the death penalty, sometimes known as capital punishment. As of 2010 more than two thirds of the world has abolished the death penalty in law or in practice, with only 58 actively retaining it. Europe does not use the death penalty while America does. China executes the most people per year overall, with an estimated figure of 1,718 in 2008. The death penalty is a major issue that brings up a lot of arguments in our society. The most important question concerning the death penalty is whether it should be abolished or not. I think that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. We will see whether the death penalty should be introduced or should be abolished. ...read more.

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Some people deserve it because they have taken someone's life or have committed very serious crimes. It is a good way to punish people who have committed bad crimes. It does justice and they won't get a chance of being released early if they are good or leave because of medical reasons. The death penalty should be abolished because more than 90 countries have now outlawed the death penalty altogether, and more than two thirds of all states have abolished it either in law or in practice. It also costs more than life imprisonment. A 1982 New York study showed that the cost of litigating a capital case is $1.8 million; the cost of 40 years of life in prison is $602,000. The most common argument against capital punishment is that sooner or later, innocent people will get killed, because of mistakes or flaws in the justice system. ...read more.

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The World Coalition against the Death Penalty was created in Rome in 2002, and 10th October 2006 was World Day against the Death Penalty. The death penalty is not always the worst way of punishing people because it is a quick death; they feel something for 10 seconds, while if you put them in prison they will feel the pain for many years to come and maybe reflect what they have done. From what I have written I believe that the death penalty shouldn't be introduced. So many people disagree with bringing back the punishment and it shows that human value is still high. There are so many facts and figures that agree to not having the punishment. Only a few countries have it so that shows millions of people agree to it which is a good thing. A lot of religious views go with that way, to saying that the death penalty isn't always the right way. The death penalty is not the right way to punish people. ...read more.

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