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Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty
DETERRENCE The death penalty prevents future murders.
RETRIBUTION A just society requires the death penalty for the taking of a life.  INNOCENCE The risk of executing the innocent precludes the use of the death penalty.  ARBITRARINESS AND DISCRIMINATION The death penalty is applied unfairly and should not be used. Agree Disagree
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Deterrence Retribution Innocence Arbitrariness + Discrimination