Capital Punishment: A Process of Retribution or Reformation? Argumentative Essay by beccastyle2007

Capital Punishment: A Process of Retribution or Reformation?
An examination of the ethics behind the capital punishment laws in the U.S.
# 91166 | 1,138 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2006 in Law (Civil) , Hot Topics (Capital Punishment) , Ethics (General)


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Description:

This paper describes the arguments for and against the death penalty and the many implications it has for society. It concludes that the death penalty is a difficult but necessary part of life that, while failing to bring total retribution, will ensure a healthier, safer nation in the long run.

From the Paper:

"In relation to deterrence, many advocates also bring up the issue of incapacitation, or the inability of the criminal to commit another crime. The problem with a life sentence is the possibility of early parole, which could allow for another murder. Statistics have proven that criminals convicted of homicide that are released early from prison are 70% more likely to commit another murder. According to the National Bureau of Statistics in capital punishment, 2 out of 3 of the criminals on death row had a prior felony conviction, and more that 1 out of 11 of them had prior homicide convictions ("Capital", 1 of 1). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cox, Dustin. "Capital Punishment: Life or Death?". Capital Punishment Webpage. Sep.1, 2001. http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~tonya/spring/cap/group.htm/
  • "Capital Punishment Statistics". Bureau of Justice Statistics Webpage. Feb.9, 2004. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cp.htm.
  • Koch, Edward. "Death and Justice". Selzer, Jack. Conversations. Pearlson Education, Inc. 2003. P.736-741
  • "The Oklahoma City Bombing". Court TV Online Webpage. Jan.4, 2001. http://www.courttv.com/archive/news/2001/0117/mcveigh_ap.html

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