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Criminal Justice and Deontological Ethics

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1. Defend or reject the use of capital punishment with one or more of the ethical theories discussed so far in this course.
2. Describe the three ethical frameworks for punishment: utilitarianism, deontology, and peacemaking. Which one do you think should serve as the ethical framework for punishment today? Why?

Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience.

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1. Defend or reject the use of capital punishment with one or more of the ethical theories discussed so far in this course.

The use of capital punishment is a detriment to society as it is an affront to the rationale of justice. The notion that killing someone who murder's another person will prevent other murders is convoluted and pathetic. A society that uses murder that is ...

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This solution explains arguments against the use of capital punishment and relates it to how deontological ethics should serve as the ethical framework for punishment today. Reference used is provided.

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