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  1. Introduction
  2. Capitol punishment and murder
  3. The cruel form of punishment
  4. The chance of executing the wrong person
  5. Conclusion

Capitol punishment, or the death penalty, is the killing of a person by judicial process as a punishment for an offense. The crimes that usually result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capitol offences. In simpler terms, the act of murder will result in the death penalty for the murderer. Capitol punishment is and has been practiced in almost every society, going back to the very first set of laws, known as Hammurabi's Code, which stated ?an eye for an eye.?

[...] Capital punishment and death penalty Capitol punishment, or the death penalty, is the killing of a person by judicial process as a punishment for an offense. The crimes that usually result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capitol offences. In simpler terms, the act of murder will result in the death penalty for the murderer. Capitol punishment is and has been practiced in almost every society, going back to the very first set of laws, known as Hammurabi's Code, which stated eye for an eye.? Currently, only 58 nations actively practice capitol punishment, with 95 different countries working on abolishing it, and the remainder not having used capitol punishment for 10 or more years. [...]


[...] Although for some time, America completely got rid of their capitol punishment policy, there are many citizens who are strongly for the death penalty who claim it has many benefits, including not wasting taxpayer money on criminals who have killed. Besides the monetary benefits, some say that capitol punishment is the correct way to deal with criminals. These people have committed the ultimate crime, and now they must pay with their own lives. The death penalty also serves as an example to would-be criminals and getting rid of the death penalty may result in a gigantic rise in crime. [...]

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