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Capital Punishment

Capital punishment, also called death
penalty, is execution of an offender
sentenced to death after conviction by a
court of law of a criminal offense.

Death penalty statistics,

country by
released By Amnesty

Crimes and offenses that lead to

capital punishment
- Murder
- Drug trafficking
- Offending or abandoning religion (Blasphemy, Apostasy)
- Same sex relationship
- Consensual sexual relations outside marriage
- Pedophile
- Corruption, collusion, nepotism (etc, etc)

The driving force behind this

1. Religion
2. National Law approved by constitution in the country
that performs it.

Form of executions:

Literary works that depict capital

A Hanging by George Orwell (short story)
The Bet by Anton Chekhov (short story)


Studies of the death penalty have reached various conclusions about its
effectiveness in deterring crime. But a 2008 comprehensive review of capital
punishment research since 1975 by Drexel University economist Bijou Yang
and psychologist David Lester of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
concluded that the majority of studies that track effects over many years and
across states or counties find a deterrent effect. - David B. Muhlhausen
David B. Muhlhausen is a leading expert on criminal justice programs in
The Heritage Foundations Center for Data Analysis. A research fellow in
empirical policy analysis at the think tank, Muhlhausen has testified
frequently before Congress on the efficiency and effectiveness of law
enforcement grants administered by the U.S. Justice Department.

The criminologists surveyed included - 1) Fellows in the American Society of

Criminology (ASC), (2) Winners of the ASCs Sutherland Award, the highest award
given by that organization for contributions to criminological theory, or (3)
Presidents of the ASC between 1997 and the present. Those presidents before
1997 had been included in the prior survey. Respondents were asked to base their
answers on existing empirical research, not their views on capital punishment.
Nearly 78% of those surveyed said that having the death penalty in a state does
not lower the murder rate. In addition, 91% of respondents said politicians
support the death penalty in order to appear tough on crime and 75% said that
it distracts legislatures on the state and national level from focusing on real
solutions to crime problems. Over all, 94% agreed that there was little emperical
evidence to support the deterrent effect of the death penalty. And 90% said the
death penalty had little effect overall on the committing of murder. Additionally,
91.6% said that increasing the frequency of executions would not add a deterrent
effect, and 87.6% said that speeding up executions wouldn't work either.

Before deciding whether AGREE or DISAGREE on

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, I feel the need to show some
cases, in which I hope we all can make up our own
opinion on should or should not capital punishment
ever be legalized?
If not, then what kind of punishment is suitable for these
kind of crimes?

1. Rapist + Murderer
2. Serial Killer/ Psychic
3. Terrorist

Its better to kill one soul to save humanity - Unknown

Personal Opinion and Conclusion:

What about
If ending the
1. Thing that concerns me
the most on this case
is about the person
who does the
execution. I believe
that once a person
engages in killing
even though its legal
(executing killing) he will suffer
unbalance: 1) addiction
2) Traumatic effect, etc

convicts life is not

an option, what
-life time
imprisonment? (It
equals to death)


Works Cited
- http://
- http://www.britannica.com/topic/capital-punishment
- http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/04/capital-punishment-wo
- http://www.people-press.org/2012/01/06/continued-major