Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

1235 WordsNov 25, 20145 Pages
What is capital punishment? Why do people support it, but yet people cherish lives? Is it a moral thing to do? Should one be for or against the Death Penalty? Let’s take a look deep into the world of justices and why capital punishment still exists in today’s society. Capital punishment or the death penalty is a federal punishment given to criminals who are convicted of murders. It is the highest law punishment available that can prevent future murders by developing fear within them. Capital punishment is necessary in the society because it reduce the murder rate in states that has high crime rating. It solved unjust actions and brings equality to the victim’s family. It also reminds citizens that every wrong action has a consequence for it. The early death penalty law was established in the 18th Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon. It codified the death penalty for twenty-five different crimes. Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement. As years went by, hanging became the usual method of execution in Britain in the tenth century A.D... Executions were carried out for capital offenses, such as marrying a Jew and not confessing to the crime. When European settlers came into the new world, they influenced American with the death penalty (DPIC). Throughout the nineteen century, in America, hanging was the dominant method of execution and it was the nation’s first attempt to
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