Capital Punishment

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Capital Punishment By: Anonymous Capital Punishment The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of …

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…justice system and in American society generally (Berger 355). Even with the death of a guilty man, innocence is lost, for even Edward Koch admits that "the death of anyone - even a convicted killer - diminishes us all." But it is a sad commentary on the state of this country when we are willing to accept the avoidable death of an innocent man and allow the "death penalty to continue to create and perpetuate injustice."