Death Penalty As A Form Of Capital Punishment

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In some states they practice death penalty as a form of capital punishment. The death penalty has been around since the country has been founded and is defined as the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Legally there are only a number of ways one can be executed here in the U.S, those include; lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, hanging, and firing squad, with lethal injection being the most common form. For centuries people have argued for or against this potentially controversial saying morally, constitutionally it is either correct or incorrect, it will or will not deter criminals, and the cost of death/life in prison is cheaper. Those for the death penalty argue that morally it is fair. Stating that the death penalty honors human dignity by treating the defendant as an actor of moral freedom able to control his or her own destiny for good or for evil. Morally it is fair that if one takes the life of one than there life is up for the taking no matter the person. Such crimes such as rape, torture, treason, kidnapping, murder, larceny are in the hands of experts to decide with the evidence whether or not the defendant is guilty or not (Top 10 Pros and Cons, 2009). Whenever the death penalty comes up, the question is always “Is this constitutional?” Those in favor agree that it is in fact one hundred percent constitutional. The most common executions that are done, are done in human ways such as lethal…
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