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Unformatted text preview: 4. It doesnt violate contemporary standards of decency, because it is regarded as an appropriate and necessary sanction. 5. It serves two purposes retribution and deterrence. 6. Discretion must be suitably directed and limited. 7. He says the death penalty is excessive. A less severe penalty could be carried out, and there is no correlation between capital punishment and lower rates of capital crime....
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- Spring '07