Capital Punishment - WRIT 101 Prof. Iannucci Capital...

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WRIT 101 Prof. Iannucci Capital Punishment For years there has been debate on whether or not capital punishment should be abolished. Human rights activists are at the forefront of this issue claiming that the death penalty contradicts an individual’s right to life. A person’s right to live is forfeited the moment he/she willfully takes the life of another human being. A capital offence is defined as any crime that is punishable by death according to the laws of the state or country. In the United States, these offences vary from state to state, but all include murder. Opponents of capital punishment have lobbied against it, on the grounds that the process is inhumane and undermines the fundamental human right to life. What they fail to consider is the rights of those who were given no choice and had their lives taken from them. The pain and anguish suffered by the families of these victims are beyond measure. Capital punishment is a form of closure for these
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course WRIT 101 taught by Professor Iannucci during the Fall '07 term at New York Institute of Technology-Westbury.

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