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Kara Cayton
4/12
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:52pm
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After a lot of thinking and doing some research I have finally decided on a topic for the issue paper. The topic I have chosen for the issue paper is the death penalty. This is a topic argued over and over again in society so I think it will be interesting to learn all the facts on both sides of this agreement. Researching this I hope to learn new facts and it might even change my opinion (I doubt it). I am worried that I my become bias will writing this paper but hopefully I can balance out the facts of both sides of the argument. One opposing side of this topic is that death penalty should be allowed because mainly it cost less than keeping a man in prison his entire life, and it preserves law order. One of the main reasons that people are for the death penalty is that this honors the victim as a “eye for a eye”. Also this ensures that the perpetrator that committed this crime can never commit to cause future crime and also gives security to the victim and their family. The opposing side argues that this has no effect on crime and it is wrong to take a human’s life. Also it is argued that people of certain races are more likely to receive the death penalty because they cannot afford the best attorneys. Also they say that the person that committed the crime does receive punishment by staying in jail their entire life because life is jail is very severe, and it does not cost more for the perpetrator to spend a lifetime sentence in jail or prison. I feel the audience for this paper would be someone who is unsure if they agree with the death penalty or do not agree with it. Reading this they could learn all the facts from both sides with a un bias opinion therefore they could have their own opinion on it. I feel like this paper could also be read by maybe a victim of a crime and understanding both sides of the death penalty.

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