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Capital punishment 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. ...read more.

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The other argument towards it was the mass numbers of the public realizing this and they began protests and riots. As a result the government decided it was time to abolish the death penalty in Britain. Is it ever justifiable to take a life? No it is not. It is never justifiable to take a life. Why because if the killer kills and becomes a murderer the executioner is killing that person. So that makes the murderer the victim and the executioner the murderer. Even though prisons are overflowing killing the murderer won't bring the victim back. Killing does not solve anything. Murderers get sentenced 15-20 years, known as a life sentence. In my opinion life sentences should be 30-40 years long and that should destroy the murderers chance of living just like he/she destroyed the life of the victims. This should be punishment enough for them to see the error of their ways. It is not just non-religious people who are against the capital punishment. ...read more.

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Jones signed a confession after several hours of police interrogation, but he later claimed the confession was a lie. In the mid-1980s, the policeman who arrested Jones and the detective who took his confession were forced out of uniform for ethical violations. A fellow officer as an "enforcer" who had used torture later identified the policeman. Furthermore, Texas executed Jesse Jacobs on January 4, 1995 despite the prosecution's admission that arguments they made at Jacobs' trial were false. This proves to you that innocent people die due to it. In conclusion, the death penalty should not be allowed in this country or any country. We all have the resources to keep society safe from criminals, so it is unnecessary to have such an inhuman and degrading punishment. This punishment does not deter crime and also might cause doubt to someone's guilt. The death penalty should be abolished forever! I believe life is a beautiful, precious gift that nobody has the right to take away. Even the criminals themselves should not be killed. But then again, two wrongs do not make a right. www. Wikipedia. Co.uk www. Dictionary .com Crimes and capital punishment (book) The death penalty (book) Nicholas McAdie 4/I ...read more.

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