Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment - Morris Salerno English 1301 Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the death penalty It is used today and was used in

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Morris Salerno English 1301 5/12/09 Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the death penalty. It is used today and was used in ancient times to punish a variety of offenses. Even the bible advocates death for murder and other crimes like kidnapping and witchcraft. The bible states in Numbers 35:16-18, “The murderer shall surely be put to death.” Capital punishment was legal until 1972, when the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in Furman v. Georgia stating that it violated the Eight and Fourteen Amendments citing cruel and unusual punishment. However, in 1976, the Supreme Court reversed itself with Gregg v. Georgia and reinstated the death penalty but not all states have the death penalty. Out of the 50 states, the death penalty is abolished in 13 states and 5 more states have not carried out any recent executions. I think capital punishment is the right thing to do in most circumstances such as murder or even rape. There are many good reasons that support capital punishment. One good reason is
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 1301 taught by Professor Ellery during the Fall '07 term at Angelo State.

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Capital Punishment - Morris Salerno English 1301 Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the death penalty It is used today and was used in

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