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Capital Punishment What makes it justified?
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Facts Last year around 3300 were sentenced to the death penalty, only 42 of them were executed. There was a period from 1972 to 1976 that capital punishment was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. This was because the death penalty was decided to be cruel and unusual punishment under the eighth amendment. The decision was reversed when new methods of execution were introduced. The new methods are lethal injection, electrocution and lethal gas across the states. 14 states do not have the death penalty
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Reasons for the death penalty According to popular belief, fear of death that comes from capital punishment deters people from committing crimes. Some consider execution to be more humane than life imprisonment because it is quick and instantaneous. The number of people executed to death as opposed to those sentenced is a very small proportion.
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An inmates story Cameron Willingham was executed October 2004 for killing his three
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ENGL 1311 taught by Professor . during the Winter '07 term at UT Arlington.

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