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Unformatted text preview: TA: the argument for retribution is the idea that human beings have dignity and once you intentionally take the life of a innocent person you forfeit your right to life-The retributivist holds three propositions: o The guilty deserve to be punished o Only the guilty deserve to be punished o The guilty deserve to be punished in proportion to the severity of their crime-Malicious acts such as those committed by Tim McVeigh or Ted Bundy, deserve a worse punishment but at a minimum, the death penalty seems warranted-Retribution or Revenge?-People do feel a sense of outrage and anger that must be addressed-The death penalty is necessary to satisfy the publics need for justice-If society fails to act, the public will resort to vigilantism...
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- Spring '08