The Death Penalty

The Death Penalty - The Death Penalty's Lack of Deterrance...

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Unformatted text preview: The Death Penalty's Lack of Deterrance in Canada For most crimes committed in Canada a fine, sentence of time in jail or execution is the punishment. However, the death penalty is the most questionable punishment. Is it morally right? Is it effective in deterring crime, primarily murders? Weather or not you agree if it is moral or not, one issue remains. The death penalty is not an effective way to determine crime. I myself think that Death penalty is wrong. The death penalty has existed as long as humans have existed. In the middle ages fines, public humiliation and imprisonment were appropriate punishments for all crimes, and death penalty for all murders. Today, Federal law states that the death penalty is to be enforced with convicted criminals for: treason; deserting armed forces during wartime; murder committed by a soldier; kidnapping and murder that involves crossing state lines; murder committed during an airplane hijacking; and of course, homicide. The death penalty is also called for punishment of attempting airplane hijacking; and of course, homicide....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course ENGL 0300 taught by Professor Deather during the Fall '10 term at North Texas.

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