Capital Punishment

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Capital Punishment in the United States Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty on persons convicted of a crime.(Cox 12) It is not intended to inflict any physical pain or any torture; however, it is a severe form of corporal punishment. It is unchangeable because it removes those punished from society permanently, instead of the alternative of life-long imprisonment. The death penalty has been imposed throughout history for many crimes, ranging from …

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…too negligent and criminals of today take advantage of them( i.e.. organized crime, knowing very well that the punishments for their crime, whether it be murder, theft, or any other number of criminal activities, will be so negligible that it may be well worth their risk.) However, it is proven that Capital punishment lowers the murder rate and just its use as a retribution alone is good enough reason for handing out death sentences.