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Capital punishment is a legal infliction of death penalty and since ancient times it has bee used to punish a large variety of offences. Criminals convicted of murder

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Name: Shorai Karimanzira Title: The Death Penalty - A crime is only severe as a punishment. Date: 04/10/2005 Word: 1195 DEATH PENALTY: A CRIME IS ONLY SEVERE AS A PUNISHMENT. In today's world terrible crimes are being committed daily. Many people believe that these criminals deserve one fate; death. Death penalty is the maximum sentence used in punishing people who kill another human being and is a very controversial method of punishment. Capital punishment is a legal infliction of death penalty and since ancient times it has bee used to punish a large variety of offences. Criminals convicted of murder or rape need to be executed because they are danger to society and the human race. Other people still argue that one method of execution is just as brutal as the next. The common sense argument that death is the best deterrent of crime rests on the belief that people fear death more than anything else. If this is true, then threatening a person with death will have greater effect on their behaviour than any other threat. The prevailing thought would be that of imposing death penalty would act to dissuade other criminals from committing violent acts. ...read more.

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In the act of preserving due process of justice, the court appeals involved with the death penalty becomes a long, drawn out and a long expensive process. Does it save its purpose? Does executing someone for crimes such as rape, murder, adultery, homosexual behaviour, and prostitution actually prevent future occurrences? In biblical times, it was acceptable for capital punishment to be imposed on crimes such as kidnapping and witchcraft and all the crimes mentioned above. Most people today will still argue that in ancient times where capital punishment was common, the value of life was less, and societies were more barbaric hence capital punishment was more acceptable. If we look closely in laws today, a lot of biblical times, ancient laws are being practiced around the world. Although eye for an eye, execution by burned alive, and hang the criminals in the streets, no longer apply to those countries still using the capital punishment. It was a fanfare ritual back then. Now it is just an unseen deed done in prisons. It should be brought back into the open, then the deterrent factor would most definitely rise because of the publicly display executing criminals. ...read more.

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Most people would still argue that while it is the cruellest punishment, it is the best way to penalize heartless, cold-blooded killers. The death penalty is not administered for revenge but for the safety of the society. The man with the lifeblood of another upon his hands is a menace to the life of every innocent citizen and must be permanently removed from the society for the sake of the society. Capital punishment is used around the world and in some countries for order in today's society. Lets come and join hands together people of the world to defeat crime. It will not certainly take us over. We can no longer sit back and watch the criminals released and kill again. We can no longer sit and let our lives be terrorised. No longer must we live our lives in fear. We must come together and draw the line on crime. We must make the world safe so that our children and we may once again live in a world without fear of being senselessly killed or lose our loved ones. Finally, man is not a divine being. He does not have a right to inflict mortally punishment in the name of society's welfare, when there are suitable substitute that require few resources. ...read more.

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