Death Penalty : The Penalty

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DEATH PENALTY BY TURKI ARUGI 6/15/2015 ELS LANGUAGE CENER Death Penalty When someone hears about death penalty the first thing that comes up to the mind is murder, robbery, treachery but not every crime is punishable by death penalty. It is indeed a punishment for severe crimes which are not forgivable or can be done in a prison. Sometimes death penalty is the only option left for the government or it may be too dangerous to let the person to stay alive. Death penalty is one of the most debated topics in the world. There are many people who are against the death penalty as they think it is really brutal while others think it is important to give death penalty to certain people who have committed really unforgivable crimes. Death penalty has been in the civilizations for centuries and it was first noticed in the eighteenth century (before Christ) in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon. Many other civilizations adopted death penalty as they thought it was appropriate to punish the evildoers. Some common methods of execution at that time were boiling, burning at the stake, hanging, beheading, and drawing and quartering. Executions were carried out for such capital offenses as marrying a Jew, not confessing to a crime, and treason. (Introduction to the Death Penalty, 2015). Death penalty became a lot popular in Britain and around two hundred and fifty crimes were punishable by death in Britain in the 1700s. The first recorded execution in the English American

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