Ethics Capital Punishment

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  • Created on: 02-04-15 14:07
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  • Capital Punishment
    • AGAINST
      • It does not allow for reformation
      • It does not allow for restorative justice
      • It is against the 7th commandment, 'Thou shall not murder'.
      • The government is not setting a good example by killing the individual.
      • There us no proof that capital punishment is serving as a deterrent
      • The government should consider how the family of the criminal would feel.
      • The executed suspect may later be found to be innocent.
    • FOR
      • It protects society from the criminal.
      • It brings about a sense of retribution
      • A dead man cannot commit again.
      • Less money is spent for the accommodation of prisoners.
      • In Leviticus it says, 'If a man kills another, he too must be killed'.
      • It is a strong deterrent to potential offenders.
      • The bible says ' do unto others what you would have them do unto you'.

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