Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

1220 Words Nov 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Does the punishment fit the crime? The Death penalty is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The death penalty is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon, which codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes. According Kyle Gibson of “Mic Policy” “The U.S. judicial system has been reluctant to exercise one of its most just institutions against these criminals. The death penalty, or put more eloquently capital punishment, has come under attack in recent years not just by U.S. legislators but also by the international community. The U.S. and Japan remain the last two of the most industrialized and free societies to support capital punishment. As the leader of the free world, the U.S. must retain and exercise its right to the death penalty.” There are five forms of the death penalty: lethal injection, Electrocution, Gas Chamber, firing squad, and hanging. Lethal injection is the practice of injecting one or more drugs into a person (typically a barbiturate, paralytic, and potassium solution) for the express purpose of causing immediate death. Electrocution is the death by electric shock. Gas Chamber is an apparatus for killing humans with gas, consisting of a sealed chamber into which a poisonous or asphyxiant gas is…
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