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Capital punishment is introduced when a person infringes the law in a way that he or she must put to death.

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Capital punishment is introduced when a person infringes the law in a way that he or she must put to death. Usually the people that are convicted to the death penalty have committed murder or another capital offence. Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty has been more popular. In the past many more countries did carry out death penalty. However nowadays, there are 87 countries in the world that execute convicted murderes and 108 that do not. It is important to mention that the countries that use capital punishement, are the countries with a higher population number. The USA is an example. Now one must think how can the currenlty most developed country in the planet still use this kind of atrocious type of punishment. ...read more.

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" We oppose the death penalty not just for waht it does to those guilty of heinous crimes, but for what it does to all of us: it offers the tragic illusion that we can defend life by taking life." (Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/ U.S Catholic Conference, 1999) A favoring aspect for the death penalty is detterance. Theoretically, when one is aware of the consequences of one�s acts, this person would cogitate the corollary of his actions before actually doing so. This is means that if the aftermath of one�s action is capital punishment, a future criminal would decide weather to commit the crime or not. ...read more.

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These mistakes occur very often in courtrooms. This means that innocent people are being sentenced to the death penalty, and they aren�t even guilty. These mistakes cannot be made. Although in coutries like Brazil, where the crime rate is enourmous, the only solution to crowded jail cell seems to be the death penalty. I believe that now a days, capital punishment is a very useful resource when applied with careness. Our world needs this type of practical solution so the lives of innocent people will not get threatened. Capital punishment should be implimented in the judicial system, however with care, because innocent people can not be sent to the death penalty for a crime they did not ...read more.

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