Essay about The Death Penalty

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The most severe of all sentences: that of death. Also known as the death penalty, capital punishment is the most severe form of corporal punishment as it is requires law enforcement officers to kill the offender. It has been banned in many countries. In the United States, an earlier move to eliminate capital punishment has now been reversed and more and more states are resorting to capital punishment for serious offenses such as murder. In this essay, I will elaborate on capital punishment and on the cases of Joe Guy, Tommy Zeigler, Leroy Orange, and Charles Munsey.

The Bible mentions that one should not take another’s life and people have been violating this for centuries. We use it in reference to burglary, adultery, love and many
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Consider those jurisdictions that eschew capital punishment altogether. What sanction can such jurisdictions really apply to those who have already been sentenced to life in prison without parole? Sentences of this sort may take more lives overall by increasing the number of essentially unpunishable within prison homicides of guards and fellow inmates.53 Many murderers are killed in prison even in states that lack the death penalty.54 And if murderers are eventually paroled into the general population, some of them will kill again. Overall, it is quite possible that the permanent incapacitation of murderers through execution might save lives on net. A finding that capital punishment deters-and deterrence is our focus here-is sufficient but not necessary to find a life-life tradeoff.
With this being said capital punishment is serving in a positive way. If capital punishment spectator would look at it this way, and publicize it in a manner to get a message across to the violent offenders these corrupt crime wave would drop dramatically.

In the case involving Joe Guy, he was convicted for his role in a 1993 convenience-store robbery in Plainview, TX in which the store owner was killed, and his elderly mother wounded. Guy, alleged to be the unarmed lookout, received the death sentence; the alleged mastermind and shooters, in separate trials, received life sentences. Here a man is a “lookout” and is getting ready to be put to death, because of a

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