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Zokhijan
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Torvald
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Should Capital punishment be allowed?

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Torvald
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/27/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zokhijan

Pro

I argue with those who against capital punishment, because The death penalty is only a way to reduce crime rates and to provide people with safety
Torvald

Con

I expect this debate to be quite the challenge, given both its controversial nature and its overwhelming handicap, the 500 character limit and the three rounds. Since you have made an initial argument in the first round, however, I shall follow in kind as best I can.

Capital punishment does not allow the opportunity for an offender to learn from their mistakes. Most crimes are not committed by criminals, but by victims.

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Debate Round No. 1
Zokhijan

Pro

I accept that but according to some researchers claim that The death penalty is important thing, because it will deter criminals who commit crimes. Nowadays the crime rates are increasing day by day, year by year, and there is no strong punishment for criminals in order to control or decrease the crime rates, and they commit crime because of they know it.
Torvald

Con

According to which researchers, pray tell?

I maintain that crimes are committed partly by the thrill of avoiding the consequences. More severe consequences only makes the thrill more potent.

I also maintain that there are five types of crimes:
-Crimes of desperation
-Crimes of passion
-Crimes of thrill
-Crimes of insanity
-Crimes by criminals

Now, most of these crimes are perpetrated by individuals who need rehabilitation, not death. If someone is ill or poor, you help them, not kill them.
Debate Round No. 2
Zokhijan

Pro

As Robert Alton, (2001 March) asserts that in some countries where capital punishment exists the number of crimes is less than in those countries where there is no strong punishment like the death penalty. According to Paul Zimmerman, (2002), approbates the deterrent effect of capital punishment. As Robert Matthews, (March), states the death penalty is an effective way for people because it provides with safety and makes people more confident.
Torvald

Con

The whole point of the criminal justice system is justice, not the extermination of criminals. If criminals were rehabilitated, if the problem that caused them to commit a crime in the first place were removed, then there would be no need to execute them. In most cases considered punishable by death, eg. homicide, there is still a principle reason the crime was committed. Yes, killing the person keeps them from committing the crime, but why not address the problem, so they can learn from it?
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Torvald 4 years ago
Torvald
Of course it isn't possible to say that. I would have covered more of the issue, had I had more than 1500 total characters to use.
Posted by walkerad 4 years ago
walkerad
"Now, most of these crimes are perpetrated by individuals who need rehabilitation, not death. If someone is ill or poor, you help them, not kill them." - If only MOST of these crimes are perpetrated by individuals who need rehabilitation, do the remainder then warrant death?

Cons arguments are based upon the idea that criminals can be rehabilitated. In the case of a shoplifter for example, this may be the case, but the result of failed rehabilitation is not murder. Is it possible to say with absolute certainty that a murderer who has been "rehabilitated" will never kill again?
Posted by Clash 4 years ago
Clash
God, I was so ready to accept this debate - and then I see Pro arguing for the death penalty... :(
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Reasons for voting decision: Read the debate.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro did not use his rounds and characters very well, unlike Con, who presented stronger arguments and rebuttals over all
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Reasons for voting decision: "The point of the justice system is justice - not the extermination of criminals." Excellent. The Convincing Arguments score goes to Con, as do points for Cons command of English.