Capital Punishment and the Death Penalty

My Ramblings

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, has been a form of retribution for serious crimes for centuries and this specific method of penalising criminals for their offences has caused uproar and sparked uncountable debates since its origin. In its simplest form, capital punishment is defined as the legally authorised killing of someone as punishment for a crime. Although majority of nations are against the idea of punishing someone as a consequence for criminal activity, the death penalty is still present in a limited number of countries; as of now, only 22 countries, inclusive of China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the United States of America, still use the death penalty as a form of punishment for crimes such as drug smuggling, treason, and espionage. Many people tend to disagree with the enforcement of capital punishment in modern society and I personally believe that the abolition of the death…

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