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Surname 1 Student’s Name: Professor’s Name: Course Number: Date: Trial by Fire Death Penalty Critical analysis of the Todd Willingham Case The controversial topic of the death penalty has received national attention in recent years. While some believe it is the best way to offer justice against capital offenses, others find it an unnecessary punishment that does not help in tackling future crimes or may lead to the unredeemable sentence of an innocent person. The video, "Trial By Fire" by the Frontline is a crucial example of the controversy surrounding the death penalty. My Position I am firmly against the use of the death penalty as a way of punishing the offenders. I feel that the worst sentence that a criminal offender should receive is life imprisonment. Two reasons influence my position: killing the offender is an unredeemable punishment that may disadvantage the people who are wrongfully accused of capital crimes; and that unlike

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