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Supporting a Position Supporting a Position Tabitha Neufind CRT 205 December 1, 2009 Shannon Shaw 1
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Supporting a Position Capital punishment has been around since before Medieval times. The methods used back then such as the guillotine were less humane than today's methods of lethal injection, gas chambers, electrocution, or hanging. Within the United States most states use capital punishment for first degree murder, but also crimes such as "treason, espionage, aggravated rape, drug trafficking, and aircraft hijacking" (Death Penalty Information Center , 2009) are punishable by death. I believe that the United States use of capital punishment is appropriate, but I think that the amount of appeals a person is given should be limited and that the sentence be carried out swiftly. When a person is convicted of a crime and is sentenced to death it becomes a costly and lengthy process before they are punished. Why is it that " 2% of inmates are actually executed" (Kari & Associates, 2006)? According to
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