The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

1691 Words Mar 5th, 2015 7 Pages
Hogan, William

Mrs. Hooks

DRE 097

5 March 2015

Outline

Thesis: The death penalty has to be abolished if American society wishes to progress.
I. Introduction The death penalty, or capital punishment, is an archaic and barbaric practice; a fallacy of the criminal justice system.
II. In the history of death penalty tells the accounts of the dramatic change over four centuries
III. Counter argument
A. Justice is the leading argument of supporters of capital punishment B. Supporters of the death penalty argue that the death penalty provides retribution to grieving families and avenges the murder of the victim.
IV.
A. The death penalty is not a crime deterrent.
B. Cruel and unusual punishment
C. Governor Pat Quinn signed a law that abolished the death penalty
Conclusion: The death penalty is unlawful, unscrupulous, too costly, and should be unauthorized.
D.

Hogan, William

Mrs. Hooks

DRE 097

5 March 2015

The Death Penalty
The death penalty, or capital punishment, is an archaic and barbaric practice; a fallacy of the criminal justice system. To kill a killer is not justice, it is revenge. Capital punishment is the legal execution of someone convicted of a capital crime. Essentially, the death penalty is the planned murder of an individual after carefully and judiciously planning the measure and method of doing so to increase the likelihood of death, also known as, premeditated murder. “Primarily the criminal…
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