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Capital Punishment This is an argumentative essay on capital punishment I will give you two sides There are two parties who argue over its many points including whether or not it is morally wrong These two classes of people can be grouped together as the retentionists or the proponents and the abolitionists or the opponents For the retentionist the main reasons they are in support of the death penalty are to take revenge to deter others and to punish They are most concerned with the protection of society from dangerous criminals They have many arguments on why to keep the death penalty or why to use the death penalty For the abolitionists their goal is to abolish all capital punishment One argument is the deterrence of crime Defenders of the death penalty insist that since taking an offenders life is more severe punishment than any prison term it must be a deterrent They feel that it will make criminals think twice about committing a crime On the other hand abolitionist argue that adjacent states in which one has the death penalty and the other does not show no long term differences in the number of murders that occur in that state States that use the death penalty seem to have a larger number of homicides than that of states that dont use the death penalty States that have abolished and than reinstated the death penalty have not showed any significant changes in crime Abolitionists also believe the capital punishment is barbaric Some people say it is barbaric to take someones life through electric chairs or gas chambers Retentionists argue that they now have lethal injection where the person doesnt feel any pain A strong argument that the retentionists also have is the bible The bible called for a penalty of death for more than thirty different crimes The bible Genesis 96 say Whosoever sheds mans blood by man his blood be shed This is
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