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This paper discusses the controversial topic of capital punishment. The paper examines the issues of deterrence, retribution and moral issues concerning capital punishment. The topics of rehabilitation and incapacitation are also explored in the paper. The paper highlights the problems surrounding the possibility of executing an innocent person.
From the Paper:"In the United States, the specter of capital punishment represents the ultimate sentence for a criminal act. Americans are conflicted by the death penalty, yet the majority of Americans regard it as a just punishment in certain circumstances. Questions that make this topic controversial involve deterrence, moral issues, choice of life in prison or death, rehabilitation, and the possibility that an innocent person might be executed. These thoughtful considerations have resulted in some states backing away from the death penalty, and others embracing it with fervor. As we explore these arguments, we find issues to feed both sides of the death penalty controversy and have formed the opinion that the death penalty is effective as a crime deterrent and should stay in place."
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Capital Punishment (2005, September 18) Retrieved September 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/capital-punishment-61025/
"Capital Punishment" 18 September 2005. Web. 22 September. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/capital-punishment-61025/>