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How capital punishment affects murder rates can be explained through general deterrence theory, which supposes that increasing the risk of apprehension and punishment for crime deters individuals from committing crime.
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would you say this passage is begging the question fallacies

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    http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/fallacies.html#18

    Read carefully -- then compare to what you posted. Let us know what you think.

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    as a sort of general criticism of arguments, to mean that an arguer hasn't given very good reasons for a conclusion, but that's not the meaning we're going to discuss here.

    After reading: I think this is my conclusion to my answered (Begging the question)

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    Yes, I think you're correct.

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