Throughout my paper I will discuss the history of capital punishment and reasons why one might receive this punishment.
Religious communities have been deeply involved on both sides of the issues, drawing on teachings and traditions of justice and the dignity of human life.
The debate over the death penalty has been complicated in recent years by questions regarding both the fairness of the criminal justice system and the possibility of reform and rehabilitation among death row inmates.
However not everyone views capital punishments as cruel and unusual, some have religious factors to consider.
Most major world religions take a puzzling position on the morality of capital punishment.
Camus later heard the story from his mother of how his father returned from the event with "his face distorted", refusing to talk to anyone, and finally threw up in bed.