The_Death_Penalty

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The Death Penalty Arguments against  the Death Penalty 1. The death penalty is barbaric. 2. No other major democracy uses the death penalty 3. An innocent person might be executed by mistake 4. Capital punishment cheapens the value of human life 5. The death penalty is applied in a discriminatory manner 6. Thou Shalt Not Kill 7. The death penalty is state-sanctioned murder Arguments for  the Death Penalty 1. The crime is barbaric, not the punishment.  It would be barbaric to the victims not  to punish the criminal.  Furthermore, the ways in which the death penalty are  carried out are not barbaric because little pain is involved. 2. The death penalty is a deterrent for crime 3. With the increase in appeal options and new genetic testing, it is less likely to use 
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2009 for the course PHIL 10778 taught by Professor Angelacamaille during the Summer '09 term at Delgado CC.

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