Does Capital Punishment Affirm Life?
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This paper examines an essay by Edward J. Kock, former member of the House of Representatives and former mayor of New York concerning the death penalty, of which he is a proponent. He disputes seven frequent arguments of those opposed to capital punishment and shows why he believes they are wrong. This paper looks at other views, and comes to a decision on whether or not the death penalty affirms life.
From the Paper:"In his essay Death and Justice How Capital Punishment Affirms Life Edward J Koch defends capital punishment as supporting the precious nature of life. He presents seven common arguments used to oppose the death penalty and shows why they are untenable. One argument commonly used is that no other major democracy uses the death penalty yet. Koch points out that no other major democracy has such a high murder rate as that found in the United States..."
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