The Death Penalty And Capital Punishment

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This paper uses the many accounts found from various sources to enlighten the reader on the destructive and unhelpful nature of the death penalty also referred to as capital punishment. The death penalty is both useless and harmful to not only criminals but also their potential victims. This paper uses these horrific facts to try and convince the reader that the death penalty should be done away with before it is too late, although that time may have already come. With supporting evidence to support my cause, I hope that the following information sways at least one reader to see the harm of keeping the death penalty an active punishment. The time has come to come out of the dark ages and develop a new and more effective punishment for those criminals who would commit such heinous crimes as mass murder and other outlandish things.

Death has been used as a punishment since the dawn of time. The cavemen did it with a solid knock on the head via club, people in medieval times used drawing and quartering or the ever popular beheading and now death is mostly enforced through a lethal injection. Whatever form it takes capital punishment has always been around and probably always will in some form or another but the question is, should it be? Should we as a people still be using a punishment first enacted by men who were closer to apes than actual human beings? In a time where technology actually talks back when asked a question? I for one, think not.

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