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Unformatted text preview: capital punishment. There are a lot of social and emotional impacts. For example, school kids. 3. Give your argument supporting one of those positions and explain why the arguments against your position are not persuasive. I choose against capital punishment in general. Even if the committer of the crime will be justly dealt with, it does not help the society significantly. There isnt really evidence that it will deter others in committing the same crime. Although justice needs to be maintained, an eye for an eye is not necessarily the only means of a just punishment. Other possibility includes forced labor for a time. It may be true that certain crimes can only be justly met with a death penalty; however, there are also crimes where a death penalty is not sufficient. Capital punishment may not be the cruelest punishment, but it certainly prolongs some cruel treatment that we want to abolish....
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