When a criminal goes so far as to commit murder, there is a complete disregard for the victim’s right to life. Freedoms of individuals should, theoretically, be respected and unhindered but it cannot, and must not, infringe on another’s rights. If one takes away the right to life of another person, as murder clearly does, at that moment, the criminal has already forfeited his or her right to life... Showed first 250 characters
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If one takes away the right to life of another person, as murder clearly does, at that moment, the criminal has already forfeited his or her right to life.
As citizens, we have learned early on that the death penalty does not stop the crime of murder or any other crimes that call for the death penalty... Showed next 250 characters
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Death Penalty and the Question of: Deterrent or Not?
Currently an overwhelming majority of the American population believe in the practice of capital punishment of some kind of another. The opinion of whether the death penalty is a deterrent to crime is disagreed about depending what particular criminologist you're talking to...
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"If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims...
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There have been many articles published on capital punishment that speak on both sides of this issue but the one question that is very difficult to find an answer to is; what are the effects on society of having no capital punishment system at all? Many believe that the death penalty is the only way to be sure that the killing stops with the criminal...
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Is death a just punishment for murder?
Kant's Retributive Theory of Punishment was published back in the 1800's and looking at it now in the year 2006, the ideas do not seem to be as appropriate as they once were...
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There are very few proven facts about capital punishment decreasing crime at this time. This is so because capital punishment is not used enough to actually have an effect on people...
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The Death Penalty: For or Against?
Much has been said about the sanctity of human life. The gift of life is a privilege bestowed upon us. Even though each life may travel different roads, encounter different experiences, there is one fact that binds all life together: we only live once...
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Some murderers are imprisoned, released, and able to murder again. Imprisonment is not as effective as capital punishment in the modern world. Capital punishment could help to alleviate the taxpayers from the costs of feeding and housing criminals...