Critical Literature Review

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CRITICAL LITERATURE REVIEW Capital punishment: The slow death of the death penalty. (April 26 th , 2014). The Economist . Retrieved from [Viewed on February 22, 2016] Fagan, J. A. (2016). Capital Punishment: Deterrent Effects & Capital Costs. Columbia Law School . Retrieved from [Viewed on February 22, 2016] In today’s modern society, capital punishment is the lawful infliction of death as a punishment and it has been used for a wide variety of dangerous crimes. These breakthroughs have led to the debate about whether to keep these capital punishment or not and the costs to implement them. In the first article, “Capital punishment, the slow death of the death penalty ” by The Economist (2014), examines the reduction of deaths due to capital punishment. Another article by Fagan, entitled “Capital Punishment: Deterrent Effects & Capital Costs ” written in the form of academic writing in 2016, argues the effectiveness of the death penalty and it costs, with an informative and well-researched article. Firstly, “Capital punishment: The slow death of the death penalty” by The Economist, which is written for the general public, seeks to persuade readers that there are several factors have driven death sentences and executions are going down. In addition,
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