Capital Punishment Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Capital Punishment
Examines legal & rhetorical history of death penalty debate & argues against it on moral, racial, economic & practical grounds.
# 11571 | 2,025 words | 9 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 19, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Hot Topics (Capital Punishment) , Criminology (General)

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"A researcher named Watt Espy established that from the colonial era in American history until 1988, there were 16,000 men, women, and children killed by judicial execution in this country. This does not include lynchings. The earliest confirmed execution was in 1608, and this man was shot. Executions have been carried out in many ways, including burnings, a common practice until the nineteenth century. The five preferred methods of execution have been shooting, hanging, electrocution, gassing, and lethal injection. Lethal injection is the new method among the group, dating from the 1980s Capital punishment has a long history in the nations of the world, and the recent trend in industrialized nations has been to stop this practice in favor of the punishment of life in prison. The United States has had capital punishment in at least some..."

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