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“How Many Is Too Many?”

published 14/11/2009

ProNone. It has no place in modern, civilised society...

ContraLife is sacred. The execution of even one innocent...

INTRODUCTION On 13th July 1955, a fine summer’s morning, Ruth Ellis, a 28 year old nightclub manageress convicted of murdering her lover, David Blakely, sat in the condemned cell at Holloway Prison with a priest and her guards as the clock approached nine o’clock. She was given a large tot of...

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“Justice or Vengeance?”

published 09/07/2004

Pro?

ContraUnsafe, futile, immoral

Is capital punishment wrong? At this stage of our evolution: YES. Because at this stage of our evolution, as a species and as a society, we still make mistakes. Not the innocent mistakes of a witness under stress mis-remembering what (s)he saw on a dark night, but the systemic mistakes that...

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Not for me

ProEffective form of punishment

ContraNot at all ethical

Imagine a man whose hair is shaved off. He is being strapped to a chair with belts that cross his chest, groin, legs and arms. A metal skullcap-shaped electrode is attached to the scalp. Then imagine a man pulling a handle. Suddenly the prisoner's eyeballs begin to pop out and rest on his cheeks...

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ProA deterent would cut the mass murder rate in the U...

ContraInnocent people could be hung

In the Yemen, a baron country riddled with Islamic extremist and bandits, there was a rash of kidnappings in the nineties, including foreign tourists, usually in the more tribal regions. The problem peaked in 1997 with over 1400 of these incidents, averaging 35 foreign nationals a year. The most...

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ProHere comes a candle to light you to bed

ContraHere comes a chopper to chop off your head

This opinion wasn’t intended to be about capital punishment. That just turned out to be the way the words led me as I responded to a prompt from Janet McKitterick: “The rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’ has a reference to the bells of Old Bailey - well, the Old Bailey is a road...

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Excellent

“innocent till proven guilty”

published 04/06/2005

Promight bring down crime rates

Contrayou kill innocent people

How should criminals be punished? well,I had to to an assignment for religious education recently and thought that I might just publish this on ciao to see what sort of level I should get for this assignment, be as truthfully honest and brutal as you must please. Thanks. Introduction Muslims...

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“Capital Punishment”

published 28/05/2005

ProPerson can never harm again, victims may feel safe...

ContraMany

I was recently reading reviews in this catagory and i thought that it was an interesting topic, and thought i would write my own. Although I'm sure many people wont share my views or opinions, I wanted to put them across. I hope it is in some way interesting : ) First off, i would have to say...

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Pro...

Contra...

The following is to be written as a dialog between two opposing people on the argument of capital punishment. The names I have chose have no significant meaning, I just fancied using Greek names to make it look more like something you'd find in Plato's book the Republic, I also fancied writing it...

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“Restitution or Revenge”

published 21/01/2005

ProSome relief for victims

ContraSometimes doubts

Here is a controversial subject that I can guarantee that not everybody will agree upon. I am going to upset some people with my views. I will explain at the end. Consider. We all have seen pictures of the statue of justice that is on top of The Old Bailey in London. It is, needless to say, a...

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“The emotive and the dead”

published 03/07/2003

ProLess crowded prisons, less fear

ContraLoss of our humanity

Well, here I am at my 50th op! I decided that I was going to break with tradition and not write about ciao, I decided on a controversial subject area instead! Capital punishment is a very emotive issue. It brings out very extreme opinions in a wide range of people and sometimes from the most...

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“Does it work?”

published 02/06/2004

ProNone

ContraCan encourage others to do the same job

Yesterday night I was just browsing through ciao website and found this very interesting topic to write on. Whether or not capital punishment is supportable in today’s world. To be very straight forward, I’m against this capital punishment. I’ll tell you why, but before that...

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Excellent

“Live And Let Die”

published 24/05/2005

ProNo comebacks

ContraMake sure you get the right one or.........

I believe this may well be a discussion in which people "vote" on the strengths of their convictions rather than the merits of the argument by the writer. However I will crave your indulgence, even if you disagree with my conclusions, and hope the opinion is judged on its merits. The death...

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“To be or not to be”

published 27/12/2002

Proa sense of revenge?

ContraEventual realisation that 'an eye for an eye' is n...

What is Capital Punishment? ‘Capital Punishment - lawful infliction of death as a penalty for violating criminal law.’ When did it begin? Capital Punishment can be dated all the way back to 1750 B.C., From the fall of Rome to the beginnings of the modern age, Capital Punishment was practiced...

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“Death or Incarceration?”

published 05/12/2003

ProI dont think there are any except quick revenge.

ContraWe are as bad as them. Innocent people have been e...

Hello people of Ciao. I am back and yes I am contentious again. My subject tonight is capital punishment. Is it right or is it wrong? There are several arguments on this subject and I bet I can’t cover them all. Someone will mention something I will have forgotten. Anyway I hope you will remember...

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ProIs it always the case that someone must profit fro...

ContraHow can anyone learn what they did if they're dead...

One thing I noticed is the question comes from the perspective of 'this is how it is so put some argument to point out its wrong'. How can it be called punishment if the person can't learn why they are being punished? (how can you learn anything when you're dead?) So how does anybody have the...

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