Punishment of criminals through the death sentence

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Punishment of criminals through the death sentence has been used by some authorities and governments as a tool to suppress those that do not agree with the systems. For instance, it was noted that in some Middle East countries, political despots have exploited the provision of death sentences in their judicial systems to execute political decedents in those regimes (Sarat et al ., 2017). This has unfairly denied many activists and liberal- minded citizens of their right to life.
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References Goldman, E. (2017). Anarchism: What it really stands for. In Anarchism as Political Philosophy (pp. 34-49). Routledge. This article sheds light on the moral implications of the death sentence as a form of punishment for criminals in a judicial system. The author bases his argument on religious values in evaluating the appropriateness of the punishment. Mathias, M. D. (2013). The socialization of the individual: Human rights and the abolition of the death penalty. American journal of sociology, 118(5), 1246-1283. This research takes the sociological aspects of justice achieved through the various forms of punishment. The author provides insights into the negative effects of the death sentence on the individual and the society at large. Sarat, A., Kermes, R., Cambra, H., Curran, A., Kiley, M., & Pant, K. (2017). The Rhetoric of Abolition: Continuity and Change in the Struggle against America's Death Penalty, 1900-2010. Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, 107(4), 757-780. This study provides this paper with aspects of death sentences and their implications for societal justice in the United States of America. The research sheds light on the
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failures of this form of punishment especially with regards to mistakes that have led to the death of innocent citizens.
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