Capital Punishment. Do you support it or are you against it?. Philosophy is…. …the study of the truth or principles underlying all knowledge. What is Capital Punishment?. - execution by government depending on crime committed
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Do you support it or are you against it?
…the study of the truth or principles underlying all knowledge
- execution by government depending on crime committed
In the United States…
-jury finds guilty person of intent to kill
In Canada: life imprisonment (25 years)
In U.S.: life imprisonment or death penalty
There’s a man who enjoys murdering people just for the fun of it. He was finally caught by the police and sent to prison. Unfortunately he is Canadian, so no capital punishment can come to him. After about 15 years, a parole officer notices the murderer had been a good person and a model citizen. A judge then let’s the prisoner free. The free man then kills another 10 people after being released.
Moral: the man wouldn’t have killed any more people if there was capital punishment in Canada.
There was a woman married to a man who treated her almost like a slave and beats her whenever he gets drunk. She couldn’t leave him because she was afraid he will come after her. It went on for years until she decided she couldn’t take it anymore and went a little insane because of this. The next day she shot and killed her husband.
Moral: The woman doesn’t deserve capital punishment because it really wasn’t her fault she shot him. She claimed that she did it in self-defense. It was mainly her husband’s fault for driving her insane enough to kill him.
Szumski, Bonnie,Hall, Lynn and Bursell, Susan, eds.
The Death Penalty: Opposing Viewpoints. United States: Greenhaven Press, 1986
Brody, Baruch A. Beginning Philosophy. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1977