Do you agree with the death penalty?

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Do you agree with the death penalty? Is it ever right to kill? And under what circumstances? Is it worth the risks of being wrong?
For an interesting and surprising history ready Wikipedia’s entry on Capital Punishment (Only 58 nations actively practice it anymore).

The trouble with any discussion of the death penalty is that it is a huge, controversial topic. My own thoughts on the matter are unclear. Justice and the legal system are not foolproof or 100% guaranteed. Errors in the system mean that guilty people sometimes go free and innocent people are sometimes convicted incorrectly. Added to this, is the question of whether the death penalty is an effective deterrent. Do people about to commit murder consider their own fate? Does the possibility of receiving the death penalty actively stop them from performing an act of violence?

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3 thoughts on “Do you agree with the death penalty?

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  2. Pingback: [From the web] Working towards a world without the death penalty – www.ohchr.org | Human Rights Online Philippines

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