In Ancient Greece, About 621 Bc, The First Athenian Legal

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In Ancient Greece, about 621 BC, the first Athenian legal system was first written down (Robert). The death penalty was applied for a specified rage of crimes. The Romans also used death penalty for a wide range of offenses. Historically, the death sentence was often handled with torture, and executions, except that it was done in public. In this century, the death penalty, execution or capital punishment, whatever you’d like to refer it as, is the result for committing capital crimes or capital offences and it is not in public. The death penalty has been practiced by most societies in the past, as a punishment for criminals, and political or religious dissidents. Despite the fact that many countries have negated the death penalty, over…show more content…
Instead of focusing on the utility of the death penalty, these people believe that justice requires the execution of those who commit certain crimes.” (Conklin) Yet jet I believe that people would be more open minded about life without parole over the death penalty when offered a choice between the two. A 2010 poll by Lake Research Partners found that “a clear majority of voters (61%) would happily choose a punishment other than the death penalty for murder.” I have personally observed on the news cases when the death penalty is wanted for a committed crime/murder and it is not given and in unnecessary cases it is. One major crime in which the death penalty is used for is murder. People that support the death penalty argued that death penalty is righteously justified when enforced in murder especially with disturbing elements such as for multiple murder, child murder, serial killing, torture murder, mass murder, terrorism, massacre or genocide. It is said that the death penalty for murder is and should be "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth". Some countries that still have the death penalty for murder and other violent crimes do not execute offenders for drug-related crimes. There are 25 countries that do have a legal agreement for the death penalty for drug-related offences as of 2012. Some of them include Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, People

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