Capital Punishment : An Unnecessary Practice

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Capital Punishment: an Unnecessary Practice
I. Introduction
The debate of whether the capital punishment is morally and politically appropriate has historical origins. The practice of capital punishment in America started when British settlers discovered the new world and created the first American colonies. Despite of the practice of the death penalty being ancient, capitals crimes have changed over time. Throughout the eras, the abolitionist movement against the capital punishment has been present, presenting arguments about the constitutionality and morality flaws of the death penalty. Indeed, in 1972, the Supreme Court abolished the capital punishment due to inconsistency with the Constitution; nevertheless, the Court authorized it again in 1976, demonstrating how confrontational this dilemma has been (Williams). Abolitionists as James Gray, a retired judge of the Orange County Superior Court in Los Angeles, claim the capital punishment is a complicated process not necessary in today’s society since it creates more detriments than benefits. By evaluating the procedures and consequences of the capital punishment in a constitutional and philosophical perspective, this study reveals how capital punishment is an unnecessary technique in criminal justice. Despite murderers deserving to die, the death penalty should be abolished since its practice is neither morally nor politically correct.
The arguments against the capital punishment lies on the fundamental significance…
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