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Capital punishment is a very controversial issue Many people have differing opinions about how a criminal should be disciplined but there is no one right or correct answer According to a USA today poll eighty percent of Americans are currently in favor of the death penalty USA Today Presently thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have the penalty as legal statues but is this concept of a life for a life the best way to punish a criminal Of the thirteen states that dont have the death penalty is crime more likely to occur in their state Has there been criminals wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death row Of course Does the death penalty really prevent criminals from killing Does a criminal think about the punishment before the crime Is the death penalty fair to everyone even the minorities and the poor These are some of the questions confronting this debate Two very important Supreme Court cases dealing with capital punishment have been heard regarding this issue In 1972 the case of Furman vs Georgia the Supreme Court ruled that under the existing laws imposition and carrying out of the death penaltyconstitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eight and Fourteen Amendments of the US Constitution Supreme Court Yet four years later the court shifted in opposition in Gregg vs Georgia The Court ruled that the punishment of death does not invariable violate the US Constitution The Court ruled that these new statutes contained objective standards to guide regularize and make rationally review able the process of imposing the death sentence Rehnquist There are different reasons both pro and con for the death penalty The following list some of the arguments the pro side uses to defend its position Some believe that those who kill deserve to die This is called the eye for an eye Tooth for a tooth theory When someone takes another persons life they forfeit or sacrifice their
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