Essay on Death penalty1

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The Death Penalty



Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty on persons convicted of a
crime. Today, in modern law, the death penalty is corporal punishment in its most severe
form. It is irrevocable: it ends the existence of those punished, instead of temporarily
imprisoning them. Although capital punishment is not intended to inflict physical pain,
execution is the only corporal punishment still applied to adults. The usual alternative
to the death penalty is life-long imprisonment.


For the past decades capital punishment has been one of the most hotly contested political
issues in America. This debate is a complicated one. Capital punishment is not merely-or
even primarily-a legal question. It is a practical, philosophical, social, political, and
moral question as well. I don't have any problems with the death penalty only if all
avenues have been investigated and nothing is questionable. I believe in the concept of
"an eye for an eye" and "a tooth for a tooth" because there are always consequences to the
things you do and murder should not an exception.
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