Death Penalty

Topics: Capital punishment, Murder, Crime, Capital punishment in the United States, Prison / Pages: 12 (2910 words) / Published: Dec 18th, 2012
The Death Penalty
Informal Logic PHI103
Theresa Ramsey
February 13, 2012

Some people believe that the death penalty is wrong and some believe it is right. But how does anyone have the right to take someone else’s life. The death penalty is an issue that many people have talked about throughout many of years. Many people should be punished for the things they have done but I don’t think we should kill them we as the people shouldn’t have the right to take anyone life away. I believe in karma and what you do in the dark will come to light. Does the family really get justice and closure even if the person gets the death penalty?
I think that the death penalty is applied fairly because if you do something wrong you get punished for it. But not only does the death penalties argue is it being applied fairly but another argument is do people agree or disagree. So before we can say is it being applied fairly I think we need to we need to agree if we should use the death penalty.
Capital punishment has always attracted controversy because some people believe in it and some don’t. Some people agree with capital punishment because of what they believe in some people believe in what goes around comes around meaning if you kill a person what ever you punishment is that is what they deserve. I believe this because if you kill an instance person for no reason I have no remorse because no one deserves to be killed.
Punishment can be seen as serving three purposes the first purpose is retribution means a punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved. The second purpose deterrence means a negative motivational influence. The third purpose reformation means the action or process of reforming an institution or practice. The death penalty can have no reformative purpose in terms of re-establishing “a good citizen.” A person can be a “good citizen” and still commit a crime due lack of work, depression or just don’t care anymore. The death



References: http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty ©2010 Death Penalty Information Center EBSCOhost History Today; Dec 2008, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p 43-49, 7p. http://www.deathpenalty.org/article http://www.balancedpolitics.org/death_penalty

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