Capital Punishment : The Death Penalty

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Introduction This research paper focuses on capital punishment (also known as the death penalty) and the issues surrounding it. It involves death that is the termination of an individual’s existence. The paper portrays death penalty as a significant yet divisive issue in the United States, especially in a deliberate exercise of it. Various arguments concerning the subject are also precisely evaluated. Comparing both sides of the argument, I don’t tacitly agree with the practicing capital punishment and that justice is not upheld while exercising it. Only citizens are mandated to decide how to punish criminals so as to preserve the security of the community. The decision comes with the responsibility for determination of factors and…show more content…
Capital punishment has always been practiced in the United States since the colonial times. It is a penalty carried from England, even though Americans narrowed the scope. For a very long time capital punishment, has been a contentious issue. The abolition or narrow down efforts date back to the Revolutionary era which is the birth of the Nation. Some states have since managed to abolish it completely, whereas others merely reserved it for murderers. Since the Nation was born, capital punishment has always been an acutely controversial matter. Various motives have been articulated even as advancements in arguments against and for are made. The heated controversy can’t be explained on the basis of differences over the practicality of wisdom. Even though the death penalty is a government policy the battle is waged on morality and ethics. On various occasions, the country has witnessed debates on whether the society should deliberately put some of its members to death, yet the supremacy and values of the land have a life as their pillar. Just like in other nations, the United States have seen the struggle surrounding capital punishment is based on beliefs, dignity of the people. The other hand of the struggle is based on vengeance and beliefs in the retribution that are the results of scientific studies of human behaviors or conduct. The layman’s arguments, however, were products of the democratic movements in the eighteenth century.
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