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Is capital punishment the solution to the prison overcrowding problems?
Should it be made legal? Is it the answer to help stop the raging crime around the world? The above questions will be answered as I prepare my argument against capital punishment?
The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. It denies criminals their natural born right to life. The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century. Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement. In the tenth century hanging became the usual method of execution in Britain. The number of capital crimes in Britain continued to rise throughout the next two centuries. By the 1700s, 222 crimes were punishable by death in Britain. Britain influenced America's use of the death penalty more than any other country. When European settlers came to the new world, they brought the practice of capital punishment. In many parts of the world capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, has been completely abolished in most countries. Although some countries still have it, for example in America, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
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