Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

The Debate over the merits of capital punishment has endured
for years, and continues to be an extremely indecisive and
complicated issue. Adversaries of capital punishment point to the
Marshalls and the Millgards, while proponents point to the Dahmers
and Gacys. Society must be kept safe from the monstrous barbaric
acts of these individuals and other killers, by taking away their
lives to function and perform in our society. At the same time, we
must insure that innocent people such as Marshall and Millgard are
never convicted or sentenced to death for a crime that they did not
commit.
Many contend that the use of capital punishment as a form of
deterrence does not work, as there are no fewer murders on a per-
capita basis in countries or states that do have it, then those
that do not. In order for capital punishment to work as a
deterrence, certain events must be present in the criminals mind
prior to committing the offence. The criminal must be aware that
others have been punished in the past for the offence that he or
she is planning, and that what happened to another individual who
committed this offence, can also happen to

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