Writing Assignment #4 10-26-07

Writing Assignment #4 10-26-07 - Ryan Wisneski Writing...

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Ryan Wisneski October 26, 2007 Writing Assignment #4 In Reiman’s argument that the death penalty is not just and should not be used, he begins by stating that punishment known as ‘full retribution’ is not always just. By this he means that you do not have to punish the criminal by retaliating in the same way that the criminal did to commit the crime. He continues by saying that the death penalty does not deter anymore than some lesser punishments and if the lesser punishment has the same affect it is the best choice. These less severe penalties still address the issue and do not make the crime seem any less cruel. By not using the death penalty the state is not increasing the cruelty and therefore there is more ‘good’ in the world through this decision. This is the next part of Reiman’s argument that since the less severe punishment has the same or better results it is the right thing to do. The
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