Death Sentence

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Capital Punishment, killing a criminal through a lawful process, is one of the most highly debatable subjects in the world. Execution can be done in any of the following ways, beheading, electric chair, firing squads, guillotines, hanging, lethal injection, poison gas, crucifixion and stoning. The most popular form used in the United States of America is lethal injection. Some may argue that this is the most civil way of killing the criminal, but others would argue that the death penalty is not civil at all whatsoever. Capital Punishment is seen as primitive by many, but also beneficial to the public through retribution. The Death Penalty helps prevent future crime, helps economically, and enforces deserved punishment, but also as seen as immoral, barbaric, and misused through historical use.

The Death Penalty helps prevent future crime by serving as an incentive to not commit horrendous atrocities. Obviously, the Death Penalty is feared by most because most likely they don’t want to die. Some may argue though that such like criminals do not have stable emotions or a state of mind. This would work against the argument that it prevents potential crimes, because they are principally planning or able to carry out their crime. The Death Penalty is a fear based incentive to attempt to eliminate all horrific crimes from happening.

This form of punishment is completely understandable for these types of criminals. The death sentence is only condemned to those who commit first degree murder. First degree murder is defined by premeditated homicide, rape, deliberate homicide that occurs in the result of a deadly weapon, or homicide that occurs during a robbery. These types of conscious actions deserve equal punishment, which is death. H...

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...terally, “getting away with murder” (PAPA ROACH).

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