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Surname 1 Name: Instructor’s Name: Course Number: Date: Capital punishment in the judicial system Capital punishment widely termed as death penalty has greatly stirred up the operation of the judicial system globally. While more than a hundred states have completely abolished this penalty, more than fifty countries retain it globally. However, capital punishment remains controversial since it endangers innocent lives, does not end crime and is actually a state killing. Precisely, capital punishment entails execution by beheading those found guilty of crimes such as murder, genocide, war and crimes against humanity. Notably, capital punishment goes against all religions since the matter of life and death is attributed to God. Personally, I propose that nation should exclude the death penalty from the judicial system since it is morally wrong as viewed by religious teachings, ethics, and human rights among other human factors. Ethics define a set of morally accepted moral principles that govern human behavior. Briefly, “ethics is the study of what is right and what is wrong” (Geisler and Feinberg 353).
Surname 2 influence. Hedonism is guided by the pleasure principle where one takes enjoyment as the highest good. On the other hand, utilitarianism tends to analyze pleasure quantitatively and qualitatively. Thus, the repercussion of an act determines its moral nature. Evidently, capital punishment is not accepted by many people. However, because of the powers accorded to the

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