Capital Punishment

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Capital Punishment Throughout the history of the human race, people have been put to death as retribution for various forms of wrongdoing. Prior to the first criminal laws, these killings were acts of private retribution with no specific code for which crime would justify the infliction of death. The earliest set of recorded laws for capital punishment dates back to 1700BC in the city of Babylon. These laws were called the Hamurabe Code, which proclaimed …

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…houses our criminals with little or no rehabilitation effects, which may be why so many of the inmates are repeat offenders. The statistic from above stating that one out of ten prisoners sentenced to death had committed a prior homicide leaves little doubt concerning the failure of the current systems rehabilitation. Until the United States can completely change its correctional system, capital punishment should remain in effect as a means of deterrence, protection and retribution.