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Position Paper #2 will be on Capital Punishment. In a five page paper explain the concept of capital punishment, is it cruel and inhumane, why or why not is it a necessary part of our judicial system, what crimes are associated with capital punishment, and why does it take so long to carry out capital punishment, etc. These are not all you should write about, they are just to get you started.

You will need at least five scholarly sources for this paper. The total page count will be a minimum of pages,

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School: Duke University

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Running head: Capital Punishment

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Capital Punishment
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Capital Punishment

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Capital punishment otherwise known as the death penalty is a sentence directed by the
government whereby the offender is killed for their crime. It is to be noted that crimes that are
punishable by death are referred to as capital crimes. One of the major crimes that are considered
to be a capital crime is murder. In the event that one takes the life of another, they are believed to
have acted beastly thus are sentenced to death. Treason is a second crime whereby the culprits are
sentenced to death in the event they are found guilty. Other crimes considered to be capital crimes
are genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. In the event an individual is found guilty
of any of these offenses then they are sure to be sentenced to death. There are a number of ways
in which the death sentence is carried out. Some of these acts include hanging, lethal injection,
inhalation of poisonous gas, shooting, electrocution or beheading. Capital punishment has been
part of the judgments passed in almost all countries in the world. However, in the recent past, this
kind of punishment is being done away with in some come countries on the basis of its
effectiveness in reducing crime, ethical and moral grounds and the part it plays in the judicial
system (Sarat, 2018).
Based on ethical and moral grounds, the death penalty is not morally upright. In the society
we are living in the justice system should provide us with guidance on the different ways of
interacting with one another to ensure that harmony prevails. In that case, traditional and religious
beliefs that uphold the morality of a society provides that, in the event, one is wronged by the other
they need to forgive. In as much as we do not need to forgive murderers or people who commit
crimes against humanity, it is not ethical to sentence them to dea...

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