Capital Punishment Is A Legal Punishment

1116 Words Dec 5th, 2014 5 Pages
Have you ever wondered what the big deal about Capital Punishment is? According to free dictionary, Capital Punishment is to put to death as a legal punishment (Farlax). Capital Punishment is used worldwide, and is guaranteed to prevent future crime. Capital Punishment is a large controversy in the U.S. but before a personal opinion can be formed, some facts need to be known, such as what it is, where it is used and why it could be good or bad. Well, what is Capital Punishment? Capital Punishment is where a person is executed by the government for certain crimes. Normally it is reserved for the worst offenders including, but not limited to: murder, political or religious opposition, state crimes (treason, etc.) rape, and military crimes. There are uncountable ways in which Capital Punishment has been dealt, these include boiling alive, crushing, skinning alive, chopping into little pieces, crucifixion-mainly by the Romans, various forms of burning alive, and beheading. In the past Capital Punishment was almost always public and until recently, extremely painful. Now that it is known what Capital Punishment is, where is and was it practiced? Capital Punishment was practiced in every single country at some point in history; the most famous ancient example would be Roman Crucifixion. Capital Punishment started with the rise of civilization, so some time in ancient Mesopotamia. It was heavily used up until sometime during the 1800s, when it started losing its charm. Today most…
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