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Could YOU Pull The Lever

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"~ ~ It is now many years since the abolition of the death penalty in the United Kingdom, and yet to this day a debate about this contentious issue still rages at all levels of society, from the Government down to the man in the street. Here in the Republic of Ireland it is also a topic that raises much-heated debate. Every time there is a particularly horrific murder or terrorist attack, the familiar war cry is heard in the newspapers and the ..." Read review
28.03.2002

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Community Level 6milleniumz...

milleniumzeus

Death or Incarceration?

AdvantagesI dont think there are any except quick revenge.

DisadvantagesWe are as bad as them. Innocent people have been executed.

"...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 it is only my opinion, nothing more. Please do not rip me to pieces because I am a sensitive soul and I have been reprimanded by Ciao for some past ops, but I do not think the people who called me ..." Read review
05.12.2003

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Justice or Revenge?

AdvantagesGives "closure".

DisadvantagesThere are potentially many.

"...first thing I should say is that in my opinion it should not be an issue in which any person can state in absolute terms that their opinion is definitely the correct one. You also have to take into consideration the views of people who terribly sadly have had a close one to them affected by a very serious crime and whose views may not seem agreeable to you. My own view, which I am very open to debate on, is that there are enough good reasons why ..." Read review
27.03.2009

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Live And Let Die

AdvantagesNo comebacks

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

"...conclusions, and hope the opinion is judged on its merits. The death penalty was abolished in this country in 1965, and debate on the issue has quietened down to the extent no-one really imagines a return will ever be considered. My personal belief is that punishments should fit the crime. Wherever possible a criminal should be forced to make restitution to his victim or those who have otherwise suffered from his actions. Of course this is not ..." Read review
24.05.2005

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Community Level 4stephen_lo...

stephen_logan

...and justice for all?

AdvantagesJustice for victims and proper punishment for criminals

DisadvantagesMistakes will cost lives

"...boundaries not only over what is acceptable but what is morally in our make up as humans. People always speak of the good old days when you could leave your doors unlocked and let children play in the street, and whilst this has become almost an (sub)urban legend general deterioration in the values of society is widespread. The demise in the churches and other local hegemonic powers has coincided with an increase in public unrest and disorder. Every ..." Read review
19.11.2004

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Community Level 5Solex

Solex

What influences our opinion on Capital Punishment

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"...a resolution on the issue is still unclear. Views on Capital Punishment, the execution (or murder in some eyes), of a person who have committed a crime that constitutes in their death, are still strong, whether it be for the death penalty or against it. It is thought religion is the major factor that affects beliefs to do with Capital Punishment – it is one of many though, as the following will explain… The first factor that influences ..." Read review
20.03.2002

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An eye for an eye....

AdvantagesOne less demon in the world

DisadvantagesEasy way out

"...an opinion on, this one is probably the most difficult to decide on. A debate, to me, means weighing up both sides. I hope that those reading this will voice their opinion at the end of this review. Many years ago, whilst studying Higher English at school, I looked into Capital Punishment. As you know, Capital Punishment is the Death Sentence. The last case of Capital Punishment in Britain was on August 13th, 1964. In 1965, the death sentence ..." Read review
17.02.2006

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Community Level 4Jaxle

Jaxle

SHOULD WE INTRODUCE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE UK

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DisadvantagesNot applicable

"...capital punishment and whether it is right or wrong. Having found this little essay that I wrote as part of my English coursework, I’d like to share with you those views. Here I will be looking at the main arguments that are for and against capital punishment, and then concluding by deciding if it should be introduced in the UK. There are many moral issues surrounding this subject, and I have tried to put across the arguments with as little bias ..." Read review
16.05.2003

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Community Level 3s_ach_22

s_ach_22

Does it work?

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesCan encourage others to do the same job

"...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 just have a look on the various situations, where one may think of capital punishment. What about terrorism? The word global terrorism is on the rise in today’s world. Almost every country has witnessed it in various forms. Be it direct terrorism or unauthorized ..." Read review
02.06.2004

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Community Level 4mdtt1983

mdtt1983

The Debate against Criminal Justice

AdvantagesGets rid of the Bad

DisadvantagesGets rid of the wrongly accused

"...fashion criminal justice system, which is in consideration of change. Whether good old Tony Blair means it or not? Another debate can be created. Crime is ever increasing as it has been said that there has an increase of 35% reported crime within the last 50 years. Of course it is a worry and of course it must be dealt with. The world is always changing, which can be a positive thing. I mean about 80 years ago, the parents worry of their children ..." Read review
30.11.2002

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Community Level 2Ruthy_a

Ruthy_a

How can you ask this question..?

AdvantagesIs it always the case that someone must profit from death?

DisadvantagesHow 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 right to take another life? ability to perform a task does not mean the task should be performed does it? 'I did it because I can' How can anyone learn ..." Read review
03.08.2004

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Community Level 2alanrodmell

alanrodmell

I just killed your mum? Should I die?

AdvantagesThe bad get just punishment

DisadvantagesBeing 100% sure of guilt

"...opinions on certain subjects. Now here is a question........ to kill or not to kill? Capital punishment is necessary in my opinion. For years countless serial murderers and rapists have been commiting atrocities and when (if, in some cases) they are caught and convicted they are locked up in a cell. Lets imagine a make-believe scenario in which your mother is at home by herself making some lunch. She is in the kitchen and a masked man ..." Read review
15.04.2005

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Community Level 3amandaaspi...

amandaaspinall

To be or not to be

Advantagesa sense of revenge?

DisadvantagesEventual realisation that 'an eye for an eye' is not the answer.

"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 widely throughout Western Europe. It was not uncommon for people to have been put to death as punishment for some of the crimes they committed How ..." Read review
28.12.2002

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Community Level 4Roberts

Roberts

Two Wrongs don't make a Right

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesInnocent people die,

"The issue of Capital Punishment is one that has been debated ever since in began. When it was in practice people wanted it stopped and since it has been stopped people feel the need to want to reintroduce it. ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ is the famous saying that seems to be used a lot in this subject. But if someone hits you and you hit them back that makes you just as bad. Two wrongs don’t make a right. As you ..." Read review
23.04.2002

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Community Level 3laserquester

laserquester

Capital Punishemnt - Rights and Wrongs

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"...even trickier debate. If there is such debate on whether or not the penalty should be re-introduced then how can we decide what crimes it should be used on? Murder? Does that include people who kill people whilst in control of a motor car? After all, they are responsible for their own actions. Do you apply it in cases of dangerous driving? Drunk Driving? Accidents? What about to Child abusers? Does this mean sexual or physical abuse? Remember ..." Read review
17.05.2002

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