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Arguments Against The Death Penalty

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The death penalty has been a controversial issue for many years. Those who support the death penalty find it to be a fitting form of punishment for criminal actions. Others suggest that the death penalty is an inhumane practice, even towards criminals. Over the years, it is clear that there are some fatal flaws in how the death penalty operates. Too often in the past has the death penalty fallen victim to courtroom biases. Furthermore, the death penalty is an incredibly expensive and time-consuming process. However, the determining factor of whether the death penalty can be considered justice or not depends primarily on how it affects the overall crime rate. In light of this, William Tucker - the American Spectator’s New York correspondent and CEO of TheElevator.com – and Eric M. Freedman – a professor at Hofstra University School of Law – present evidence of the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of the death penalty system.

The Value of a Criminal Life The controversy over the death penalty has plagued the world for years. Individuals such as William Tucker – The American Spectator’s New York correspondent and CEO of TheElevator.com – believe that the death penalty reduces crime. Meanwhile, those who oppose the death penalty, such as Eric M. Freedman – a professor at Hofstra University School of Law – argue that it is unneeded. Freedman’s article The Case Against the Death Penalty and Tucker’s article Why the Death Penalty Works reflect why
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