Capital punishment

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capital punishment

Capital Punishment deters murder and is just retribution. capital punishment is the
execution of criminals by the state, for committing crimes,regarded so heinous that this
is the only acceptable punishment. Capital punishment does not only lower the murder
rate,but its value as retribution alone is a good reason for handing out deah sentences.
support for the death penalty in the united states has risen to an averagege of 80%
according to an article written by Richard Worsnop entited Death penalty centres on
retributiton ,this figure is slightly lower in canada at 72% of the population over 18
years of age,as stated by in an article by Kirk Makir,in the March 26 1987 edition of the
Globe and Mail,titled B.C. Mp's split on the death penalty. THe death penalty deters
murder by putting the fear into would be killers. a person is less likely to do something
if he or she thinks harm will come to him. Another way the death penalty deters murder is
the fact that the killer is dead he will not be able to kill again. most supporters of the
death penalty feel that offenders should be punishecd for their crimes and that it does
not matter wheter it will deter the crime rate. supporters of the death penalty are in
favor of making examples out of offenders,but the crime rate is irrelevant.





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