Issues for and Againt Capital Punishment

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Matthew Vinchenzo Dolley
Amanda Cosgrove
English 201-800
9 June, 2014
The Death Penalty Debate In the Unites States Capital punishment and the death penalty is a very controversial topic in the United States and has been for many years. The death penalty and the use of capital punishment was overturned and then reinstated in the U.S. during the 1970's because of questions concerning fairness. Capital punishment and the death penalty began was reinstated slowly, but the rate of executions increased drasticlly during the 1990's. There are a number of arguments both for and against the death penalty and capital punishment. There are those that are in favor of capital punishment and also those who wish to abolish it. According to the Abolitionists, the Death Penalty is just an act of violence on another act of violence. There is nothing more inhumane than the murdering of another human being. It is very ironic that the state allows the execution of a human being as a resolution to a crime.
Murder for murder will never be the correct solution to the rising criminal issues that are faced in everyday life. When the society tolerates execution as a solution to criminal acts it will be then that we are leaving an emotional stamp on the minds of the youth that the proper solution to violence is to also impose violence. When this happens we are legitimizing violence in our society. With this being said, the Abolitionists dispute that capital punishment should be ended because it lowers the value of human life.
The Death Penalty has also shown to be very beneficial for society. When the death penalty is enforced it keeps a criminal from committing another crime. However, it must be stressed that there has been no proven scientific information that will show that there is a connection or a cause and effect relationship between the death penalty and the warrant of…...

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