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Lordknukle
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shift4101
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Death Penalty

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Lordknukle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/25/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lordknukle

Pro

Debate Rules:

Round 1: Intro
Round 2: Main case/body
Round 3: Clash
Round 4: Clash/Conclusion

I will be arguing for the death penalty.

My opponent will be arguing against the death penalty.

Death Penalty: Noun: The punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime.

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I await the pleasure of debating with you.
shift4101

Con

I accpet the debate and your definition. Good luck to both sides!

Debate Round No. 1
Lordknukle

Pro

Lordknukle forfeited this round.
shift4101

Con

shift4101 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Lordknukle

Pro

Lordknukle forfeited this round.
shift4101

Con

shift4101 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Lordknukle

Pro

Sorry for forfeting nearly all of the rounds. Here is one of my arguments.


Deterrent

Capital punishment is one of the greatest deterrents to future crime. Both jails and capital punishment are a form of retributive justice for the offender. If capital punishment isn't a deterrent, then by that logic, jails should also be abolished because they also won't deter. However, I have some statistics that prove that capital punishment is an effective deterrent.

"During the temporary suspension on capital punishment from 1972-1976, researchers gathered murder statistics across the country. In 1960, there were 56 executions in the USA and 9,140 murders. By 1964, when there were only 15 executions, the number of murders had risen to 9,250. In 1969, there were no executions and 14,590 murders, and 1975, after six more years without executions, 20,510 murders occurred rising to 23,040 in 1980 after only two executions since 1976. In summary, between 1965 and 1980, the number of annual murders in the United States skyrocketed from 9,960 to 23,040, a 131 percent increase. The murder rate -- homicides per 100,000 persons -- doubled from 5.1 to 10.2. So the number of murders grew as the number of executions shrank."(1)

http://www.wesleylowe.com...

The graph below drawn by the Bureau of Criminal Justice gives a general overview of the murder rate compared to the number of executions that had taken place in the US up to the year 2000:

It is found in the website:
http://www.wesleylowe.com...



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shift4101

Con

shift4101 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Lordknukle 5 years ago
Lordknukle
Sorry for all the forfeits. I had personal problems.
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Vote Placed by Ore_Ele 5 years ago
Ore_Ele
Lordknukleshift4101Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: The forfeits made this a sad debate, and while Con forfeited more, neither side earns conduct. Pro only got Arguments because he made 1 round and Con made none.