Essay heading: is the death penalty moral

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May 20, 2003

 

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This argument is unnerving, for what justice is there if we ourselves commit the same crime even if it is not to an innocent person. Another view to consider when talking about the death penalty is the Proportional Retributivism; proportional retribution requires the punishment to fit the crime in a proportional respect, so that serious crimes receive harsh punishments...
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This sets up a table so to speak from one to ten, one being crimes of petty theft and ten being murder. Proportional retributivism offers a more morally and civilly viable form of retribution. Proportional retributivism offers a morally justifiable theory of punishment that takes into account and serves justice, the criminal’s guilt, and society’s duty to punish...
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