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Ethical Frameworks for Punishment

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1. Defend or reject the use of capital punishment with utilitarianism theory.
2. Describe the three ethical frameworks for punishment (utilitarianism, deontology, peacemaking) and then indicate the one you think should serve as the ethical framework for punishment today.

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1.Defend or reject the use of capital punishment with utilitarianism theory.

The use of capital punishment in accordance with utilitarianism would placate that the death penalty is a deterrent if the death penalty stops criminals from committing murder. The theory would surmise that giving society an ability to have less murders is justification for committing murder against another citizen that's ...

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This solution discusses the differences in theoretical framework regarding deontological, utilitarian, and peacemaking.

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