Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

790 Words Jun 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Fiona Trotter June 8th, 2015
Research Paper Mr. Murphy

Death Penalty Capital punishment is defined as the legal killing of a human being as a punishment to an immoral crime. People who are charged with the death penalty tend to do cruel and harmful crimes of murder, homicide, and/or rape. The process of the death penalty and capital punishment has many flaws in its system. Often times people who are completely innocent of the charged crime get sentenced to the death penalty. The true criminal is often times never the one sitting on death row. A common argument that is “pro-death penalty” is murder and crime rates have gone down with the death penalty; this is a common misconception that many people believe in. An alternative for the death penalty is life in prison for these criminals. Capital punishment is wrong and an inhumane punishment for criminals who are still too human beings.
Frequently the wrong person is put on death row and charged for a crime that they had nothing to do with. Either people falsely witnessed them or their fingerprints were found at the scene of the crime when they really weren 't there at the time of the crime. I believe an eye witness should not be valued in court because they could accidentally put the wrong man on trial and then maybe even put them to death. “It is believed that at least 23 people were wrongfully executed in the…
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