Exploratory Paper on Death Penalty

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Death Penalty: Is China worst executor due to the morality?

Samo Valuch
ENG 290
Miles White
Explanatory paper
November 20th, 2011
The death penalty or in other words capital punishment is a form of execution used for a long time. It is a form of punishment that was and still is used by several countries for various types of crimes for hundreds of years. However the death penalty has become a very debatable and confronting issue for last decades due to the fact of people having different opinions on this issue. In some countries it is considered to be a part of the judicial system, while
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(BBCnews, 2011) This estimate actually shows the power of the Chinese regime and the strict rules that governs over the people living there. However on the other side, it shows that China has troubled court system and also a national policy that permits death penalty for criminalities that are not measured to be capital in majority of other countries.( The Atlantic, 2011) When comparing the numbers from the research done by Amnesty international, China execute more people in 4 days that USA in a whole year. That is disgusting and in breach of human rights. Digging deeply into this interesting issues, after finding out that China is the biggest death penalty user, I wanted to find out how do they execute death penalty. What types of death penalty do they use? The most common way of death penalty execution in the past was to shoot the bullet in head of all accused. However the last survey has shown the shift from this bullet in head method and change to more brutal methods such as death vans, death bed, hanging, decapitation or less brutal lethal injection. As I searched the internet, looking for the way of executing death penalty in China, I found article written by Hamish Mcdonald. He explains that the most common public executions are held on football stadiums, where accused person is shot in the head. They are made to kneel with head bowed and hand cuffed. (Mcdonald H., 2003) Furthermore I researched that there is another commonly used