In Defense of Capital Punishment


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In Defense of Capital Punishment
Though capital punishment has been outlawed in eighty-six countries — including the vast majority of Europe — the penal practice is still in use throughout the world. Notably, the United States stands as one of the few industrialized, modern nations that employs capital punishment, albeit on a state-by-state basis (Liptak 11). Though the debate over the controversy of employing capital punishment is far from over and there is a general trend toward the abolition of the practice, there is still a strong case to be made for the continued use of capital punishment. Far from being a useless panacea, there are real social and penal benefits to be reaped through the use of capital punishment. Some of these...
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.....of any society that makes a claim to justice.Works Cited
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Haag, Ernest van den. “The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense.” The Death Penalty: Pro and Con. PBS Frontline. 1995-2010. 20 Mar. 2010 <>.
Liptak, Adam. “The Death Penalty Debate.” New York Times Upfront 139.9 (5 Feb. 2007): 10-17.
“Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?” ProCon: Death Penalty. 13 Apr. 2009. 20 Mar. 2010 <>.