Capital Punishment Persuasive Essay by Brandi Woods

Capital Punishment
A study of the viability of capital punishment in the United States.
# 23096 | 1,025 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11)

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This paper examines the capital punishment in the Untied States, and argues through statistics and philosophy that it is unjust. It describes that the death penalty is a cruel and unusual punishment for the young or mentally deficient. It illustrates that most modern countries have abolished the death penalty. The paper uses Hobbes' concept that "everyman has a birthright to his life" to support it's argument.

From the Paper:

"According to Amnesty International, more than half of all the countries in the world have already abolished the death penalty either in law or in practice: 74% of these countries and territories have eliminated it as punishment for all crimes. An average of more than three countries a year have abolished it in the last decade, and once abolished, it is seldom re-introduced (Amnesty International). "

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