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Death Penalty, also known as to as capital punishment, is the harshest punishment type that entails executing a criminal by judicial process or law enforcement officers. Approved ways through which it is performed include the use of the guillotine, hanging, electrocution, lethal injection, firing squad and gassing (Duhaime.org, N.d).
Rape and other sexual crimes, murder, espionage, repeated crimes and treason are some of the examples of crimes that punishable through this form of punishment. The death penalty is also carried out as part of soldierly justice. While some people support the death penalty, others strongly condemn it. Some of the arguments in its favor are discu...