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Supporting a Position 2 Supporting a Position I have a few questions before I state the side I have chosen on the topic about capital punishment. First is it ever morally right to kill a human being? Is it okay to kill someone if you are not at war or you are not being immediately threatened? Should we rub out the truly rotten if it saves your tax money? In my opinion this is very wrong if you have answered yes to any of these questions. I am completely against capital punishment. I think that a person should be punished for their crimes committed, but not killed. Stanley Tookie Williams was the co-founder of the Los Angeles gang called the "Crips". In 1981 Williams was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death row. A few minutes past midnight on December 13, 2005, we all killed Stanley Tookie Williams. Deterrence is the worst, and the most fraudulent principle. The death penalty has no deterrent effect because murder is committed for three different reasons or motivations. First, passion. Second, profit. And third, compulsion. If it is for profit, the people who kill for profit do it very rationally. They are always convinced that they will not be caught. Second, passion crimes can't be deterred. If you hate your husband that much that you kill your husband no one, no punishment can deter you. The worst is, of course, crimes by compulsion. If a sexual criminal kills a child, for example. Unfortunately, these are the kind of criminal, violent acts which cannot be deterred at all because it is a compulsion. People who try to hide their victims obviously know that what they are doing is wrong, but the capital punishment and the government did not deter them from their doings.
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Supporting a Position 3 The murder rate in 1999 among death penalty states was 5.5 and among non-death penalty states was 3.6. If you thought 1999 was some kind of fluke in 2004 among death penalty states 5.1 and among non-death penalty states 2.9. The rates were pretty close five years later. Over the
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course CRT 205 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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