Points Of View On Capital Punishment

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Witherbee, A. (2016). Point: Crime or Punishment? The Argument Against Capital Punishment. Points Of View: Death Penalty, 5. This article forms an argument that is anti-capital punishment. Capital punishment is the death penalty. The author argues many different reasons as to why capital punishment should end. There are individuals who were convicted and later proven to be innocent based on DNA evidence. The argument is also made about racial biases, employees in the justice system taking short cuts, the accused being pressured into giving false confessions and planted evidence. The author also show where murder rates did not decrease but to the contrary, states that used the death penalty, crime and murder rates increased. The author’s goal
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