Capital Punishment Is The Process Of Sentencing One

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Capital punishment is the process of sentencing one to death for committing an extreme crime. The death penalty is known to have been used as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C within the code of Hammurabi also known for the phrase “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth”. Capital punishment has evolved and stayed the same in many places around the world, which has been seen as morally wrong in many regions that has created a worldwide argument. While I personally believe that no one in this world has a right to take another person’s life, it is and will stay a personal opinion and belief onto whether it is right or wrong.
Around one third of countries around the world are known to have a legal set of laws that allows capital punishment. Surprisingly the United States is one of the countries with the most confirmed executions every year. A number count of most confirmed executions per country was done in 2013 in which the U.S ended up at the fifth position (“International Perspective”). Only a total of 6 names were given which were China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United States & Somalia, which were the countries with the highest number of executions. Now you ask yourself why in the world would the U.S be in a top 6 list with such names as those, the only answer to that is that we as a society still stoop extremely low. Now some might say that we are extremely different and more civilized than those countries, while the answer to that is no we are not. Within the…
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