The Death Penalty Argumentative Essay by Peter Pen

The Death Penalty
Argues in favor of capital punishment.
# 63261 | 1,000 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2005
Published on Jan 18, 2006 in Hot Topics (Capital Punishment) , Criminology (General) , Ethics (General)

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To counter the arguments against capital punishment, this paper builds a case in favor of the death penalty as a necessary, and perhaps only, recourse to any society that wishes to uphold the values of justice, innocence and social well-being. The paper argues that the rights of innocent people are far more important than that of a criminal.

From the Paper:

"Opponents of capital punishment also often evoke the specter of people being executed, whose innocence is later proved. This, however, does not undermine its legitimacy because in any criminal justice system, one must concede some level of imperfection (Sneider, 2001). More important, one also needs to consider that despite all precautions, nearly all human activities, such as trucking, lighting, or construction cost the lives of some innocent bystanders and yet, these activities are not given up. Similarly, miscarriages of the death penalty are offset by the moral benefits of carrying out a much larger sense of justice (Haag, 1986)."

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