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Capital punishment has always been a topic of great interest for not only the lawmakers but also researchers, sociologists, and psychologists (Paternoster). In addition to this, it has also been a highly controversial issue, not only in the United States of America, but all over the world. In some countries, it is permissible to punish a grave crime, especially murder, with capital punishment, whereas in the other countries, capital punishment, or the death penalty, is itself considered a grave sin. Capital punishment is mostly considered legal and permissible in Islamic countries.
A lot of work is being done regarding Capital Punishment in the media. There is a handful of scholars who think that capital punishment is completely justified and the death penalty should be posed upon those who have been found to be guilty of murdering someone. On the other hand, experts, researchers, and scholars holding the opinion in the against of Capital Punishment present the argument that no matter how big crime a person has committed, he or she should not be reciprocated in the same way (Sarat). Death is painful for all and the criminal should not be made to taste his own blood. One of the examples of such work is “Death by Fire”, a documentary by Frontline that examines the controversial execution of Cameron Todd Willingham.
The documentary revolves around the execution of possibly innocent Willingham who was accused of killing his three children by arson (Jessie). Many experts in the field argue that he was executed unjustly and he should have been tried a little more. They are also of the view that Texas State should look over its justice system of capital punishment. I would also like to agree with these experts and in my personal opinion, the state of Texas should bring a little flexibility in its regulations related to punishment regarding more serious crimes.
BIBLIOGRAPHY \l 1033 Death By Fire. Dir. Jessie. Perf. WillingHam. 2010. Documentary. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/death-by-fire/>.
Paternoster, Raymond. Capital punishment in America. New York: Lexington Books, 1991.
Sarat, A. (2018). When the state kills: Capital punishment and the American condition. Princeton University Press.
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