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The death penalty Deters crime and saves lives


This debate does not have the acceptance rule: C1: Deters crime Ernest Van Den Haag, PhD, late Professor of Jurisprudence at Fordham University, in an Oct. 17, 1983 New York Times Op-Ed article titled "For the Death Penalty," wrote the following: "Common sense, lately bolstered by statistics, tells us that the death penalty will deter murder, if anything can. People fear nothing more than death. Therefore, nothing will deter a criminal more than the fear of death. Death is final. But wher...

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The Death Penalty Should stay legal.


Pro, I wish you a good debate. The Death Penalty has been around for quite some time. It has had very extreme opinions put upon it and is thought of by some to be "Cruel/Unusual punishment." I'm here to say that I agree with the skeptics of the Death Penalty, because it is indeed corrupt and unpractical in our legal system. The Death Penalty is only used in top class crimes, however, why is it that since 1973 (in the U.S.), 138 people and counting have been released from Death row due to conf...

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Novice's Debate Competition R1: The Death Penalty Shouldn't Be Used


Round 1- AcceptanceRound 2- Arguments/RebuttalsRound 3- Arguments/RebuttalsRound 4- Rebuttals/Closing (no new arguments) Death Penalty- the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime.This debate addresses death penalty in the US.Pro, me, takes the side that death penalty shouldn't be used.Con, JoshB, takes the side it should. Thanks for accepting the debate...

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Death Penalty


Hello! Today i am challenging anyone who wishes to discuss the topic of the Death Penalty (whether we should encourage it or not) The first round is for acceptance only. to my opponent, good luck, and may the mass x acceleration be with you!...

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"Society should use the death penalty as a form of criminal punishment"


Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Arguments w/o rebuttal Round 3: Arguments & Rebuttal (No new arguments from CON) Round 4: Summary of Arguments I look forward to this debate GreenTeas....

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The Death Penalty Should Be Implemented In Every Society


PRO argues for the death penalty.CON argues against the death penalty.Death Penalty: "The punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime." wish both of us the best of luck.Round 1: Acceptance (no arguments)Round 2: Main Case (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals and ConclusionBreaking these rules will automatically result...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

This House supports the death penalty!


The death penalty can also help provide closure for the victim's family and friends, who will no longer have to fear the return of this criminal into society. They will not have to worry about parole or the chance of escape, and will thus be able to achieve a greater degree of closure. Mary Heidcamp, a Chicago woman whose mother's killer faced the death penalty before the State Governor commuted the sentences to life in prison, stated 'we were looking forward to the death penalty. I'm just so d...

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Is the Death Penalty an unjust punishment?


I will be arguing in favor of the resolution that the Death Penalty is in fact an unjust punishment. Definition(s): The Death Penalty is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Contention(s): Bad, for many reasons: - Mistakes happen. Since 1973 in the U.S., 140 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. These are ALL people who had been found...

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On the Death Penalty


I contend that the death penalty is a just punishment for certain types of crimes. The reasoning for this is rooted in basic positive AND negative rights - namely the right to life, the right to defend oneself, and the right to redress of grievances for harm to oneself or one's companions. I don't think anyone contests the notion that there is a basic right to live. In order to exercise this right, we must have a right to defend that life, either by incapacitation or fatality. Furthermore, gr...

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Should the death penalty be re-introduced to Britain?


Well, our last debate panned, so here's a more serious topic to indulge in: capital punishment. I will be arguing the against, you the pro. First round is acceptance. Second round lays out opening arguments. Third and fourth are for counter-arguments. Final round is for closing comments....

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