Abolishment of Capital Punishment Analytical Essay

Abolishment of Capital Punishment
A research paper on capital punishment including the reasons why it should be abolished.
# 147535 | 949 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2011 | KE

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In this article, the writer discusses reasons against capital punishment. The writer maintains that the most popular alternative to criminal punishment is life imprisonment. This alternative costs much less than a death penalty and more importantly, keeps the offender in custody for the rest of his life alienating him from the society. The prisoner can also be put to work while in prison and all his earnings given to the family of the victim.
The writer maintains that the flaws in the justice system are becoming more apparent to the public. As a result, public support for capital punishment is at its lowest ever.

From the Paper:

" Capital punishment, also referred to as death penalty, is the legitimate infliction of death to a person as a punishment for a criminal offense. Capital punishment has been used since prehistoric times for a wide variety of offences (capital crimes or offences). Capital punishment is currently actively practiced in only 58 nations while 95 countries have abolished it, with Burundi and Togo being the most recent to abolish death penalty for all crimes in 2009. The other nations have not used it in the last decade or have allowed it only in exceptional cases. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amnesty. Abolish the death penalty. 2009. 22 April 2010 <http://www.amnesty.org/en/death-penalty>.
  • Cauthen, Kenneth. Capital Punishment. 12 June 2007. 22 April 2010 <http://www.frontiernet.net/~kenc/cappun.htm>.
  • Gallup. News and Developments 2009: Public Opinion. 2010. 22 April 2010 <http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/past/30/2009>.
  • Mandery, Evan J. Capital punishment: a balanced examination. Illustrated. Sudbury: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005.
  • Rees, Paul. "Abolisionist and Retentionist Countries." 2009. Amnesty Internation. 22 April 2010 <http://www.amnesty.org/en/death-penalty/abolitionist-and-retentionist-countries>.

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