An Examination of Capital Punishment from both Sides of the Debate


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An Examination of Capital Punishment from both Sides of the Debate
The subject of capital punishment represents one of the classic debates in American society today. On the conservative side of the issue, proponents generally argue along the familiar lines of deterrence, closure for family members of the victims, and moral obligation. On the other side of the debate, however, opponents contend that the capital punishment is not a deterrent, that the idea of closure is a contrived and illegitimate concept, and it is morally reprehensible. For the purpose of presenting a more detailed account of both positions on the issue, the current study provides an analysis of recent studies and publications on capital punishment.
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