The Death Penalty in 21st Century America Argumentative Essay by Master Researcher

The Death Penalty in 21st Century America
A position paper arguing against the use of the death penalty.
# 88667 | 675 words | 2 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Capital Punishment)

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This paper looks briefly at some of the facets of the death penalty in the US and how one might make a decision about whether or not to support the death penalty. The paper discusses the perspectives of Republicans and Democrats and whether or not either side is entirely for or against the death penalty. The final conclusion in the paper, after briefly examining both sides of the arguments, is that the death penalty is illogical, unfair and racially and socially biased.

From the Paper:

"One of the most controversial topics in the US at any given time is that of whether or not to support the death penalty in a particular state. While some people may have extremely strong opinions on the matter, many are are often undecided or have conflicting viewpoints, being able to see valid points on both sides and are unable to make a definitive choice on the subject. This second group is exactly where I was when I started this paper topic. There were certain very serious crimes that seemed like they needed to be dealt with harshly, but I wondered if my emotions were outweighing my logic in those cases, and questioned whether or not any human had the right to decide the value of another person's life. The arguments I have discussed below are interesting and compelling in both cases, and have led me to lean more..."

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