Capital Punishment Should Be Allowed Or Not?

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In the United States of America, the issue of capital punishment is one of the major controversial topics which is being debated over and over due to different ideologies of people. Many support the use of death penalty but other oppose the use of this form of punishment because they think it’s barbaric. There are numerous reasons why some individuals believe that capital punishment should be allowed or not. Most of these individual’s beliefs are influenced by religion, the Constitution, and deterrence. This research paper will show who qualifies for capital punishment and will provide reasons why the use of the death penalty will be more beneficial to the country than providing rehabilitation to the prisoners.

Religion as mentioned above plays a vital role in this country for that reason many individuals judgement is clouded by the doctrines and teachings of their belief. For instance, the Christian religion teach against retaliation (an eye for an eye), another is forgiveness. On the other hand, some religion such as the Islamic religion believe in retaliation and it’s fair. In the United State of American, the constitution do not clearly define capital punishment and this make every individual interpret its meaning differently.

In the 5th Amendment it states, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when…
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