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Capital Punishment; Good or Bad?

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Craig Shaw Ms. Ting Yi English 101-07-01 October 18, 2002 Capital Punishment; Good or Bad? Capital punishment is an extremely controversial topic in today's society because of religious and moral values. The website I evaluated has the same opinion I do about that topic, which is capital punishment has more positives than negatives. The web site www.prodeathpenalty.com shows the positives in it and demonstrates how it is good. Many people share the same view, but however there are people that disagree and despise capital punishment. Those people tend to act on the issue more than the people who support do. That is why there are a greater number of articles displaying all the negative aspects of the death penalty. So throughout the years, especially within the last ten years, this topic has been highly disputed over and over again. In the web site there are several articles explaining the positives in the death penalty and why it should be used more often. ...read more.


The web site also offers links to other sites on the web concerning the death penalty. They want people to research the topic thoroughly and develop their own opinion. By exploring prodeathpenalty.com one can view the government laws on capital punishment for each state. The site is very informative, and shares information to persuade people to be for capital punishment. The web site fits all the criteria I was looking for, except for one aspect. The criteria used in evaluating this site were accuracy, currency, objective, and authority. By looking for accuracy I wanted to see if the facts are true. So compared to other sources, their facts were or close to the same, therefore I considered the website to be accurate. The next criteria I used to evaluate the web site was currency. When looking for currency, I was seeing whether the site was up to date and relevant. As I scanned through the site I noticed the dates were all within the past year, and they update the web site frequently. ...read more.


In thinking of the death penalty as the old fashion saying goes, "eye for an eye," it's not that bad. Human beings should not have the right to determine somebody's length of life, but if that person ends another persons life how can they go without severe punishment. It is true they will probably receive life in prison, but chances are they could get out on good behavior and be free again. I believe if one can kill another life on purpose, they do not deserve to live either. In conclusion, this is a very highly disputed topic that has no real answer. The answer is all based on what do you believe. However, for those who are against capital punishment, think of the victims and what they went through because of that one person. They took a life away, which is a sin, so why do they deserve to live and have us life with the chance that they could do it again if set free. This is a tough topic to talk about, but hopefully through solid research one can create or own opinion. ...read more.

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