I find that to be one of the most ridiculous things in the world. We all deserve to have a chance at life. A person’s life should not be taken away because of others ignorance. Goodman stated that genocide was much worse than murder. He believed that “the answer lies in the intent, not just the scale of the crime” (Goodman, 2010).
There are many methods to apply capital punishment such as hanging, firing squad, electrocution, lethal gas, and lethal injection. Actually, I do not agree with unusual and cruel punishments such as torture; it is often unreliable and pointless. Capital punishment should be swift. For example, a firing squad is a good way, in my opinion, because it finishes the criminal’s life immediately. Societies should apply the justice which is defined as giving each person his due, what each deserves.
He believes he should of died with with his squad and doesn’t deserve to be alive. But what he doesn’t understand is its not his fault, they made the choice to die in the past, not him. He becomes a sheriff because he believes that will help his guilt about what happened while he was at war. He lives with this guilt and decides to make it his mission to save Moss and stop Chigurh. Sheriff Bell doesn’t understand why Chigurh is doing such inhumane acts and killing so many people.
Government officials, politicians, and courts employees have concluded that individuals commit crimes for private alternatives and they should be punished and held responsible for their actions and conduct. Criminals also have the concept that they will never be caught thus they will continue commit crimes until proven otherwise. Large amounts of criminal who have committed offenses do not think about the consequences of their action (Brown, 2007). Today’s society has determined that the root of why an individual would choose to commit crimes is steam from the lack of education and impoverished backgrounds (Brown, 2007). To do wrong and commit crime is a choice of the criminal.
However, many people think that capital punishment should be abolished. A state has no moral right to take anyone’s life. Comparing the effect of the abolishment, the number of innocent people get killed may increase. If each murderer get executed, there innocent people are saved. However, we cannot forget the fact that people can change.
Furthermore, his reasons and justifications for murdering the pawn broker lead the reader to believe rather strongly that Raskolnikov is indeed a “bad” person. He had no true reason to kill Alyona Ivanovna except to see whether or not he had the guts to do it. However, he tried to justify his crime with the idea that “it wasn’t a human being [he] killed. It was a principle!” (p.274) Moreover, his Napoleonic mindset led him to believe that he was superior to both people like Alyona, whom he considered a hindrance to society, and to the average person. Therefore, according to his logic, he had the right to do as he pleased.
There are a lot of arguments on why the death penalty should and shouldn’t be used. One argument is that the DP (death penalty) prevents future murders. Supporters say that the killer will think twice before the murder and will realize that he could be executed, while opponents have actual numbers saying murders have increased and the killer doesn’t care. I agree that it doesn’t prevent future murders but it does prevent the killer from going and killing more people. Another argument is to use the DP for the taking of a life.
I can agree with him on the fact that murder is wrong, but at the sometime there must be some type of line drown to determine whether this act is committed on behalf of wants, needs, or desire. There are many different facts of murder, all having the same end state of death. Some commit this act of violence on the cause of jealousy or envy which speaks on that individual’s character. Sometimes murder may be committed in acts of self-defense, in these cases I would say that this violent act would possibly be excusable due to the constraints of the situation (either he dies or I die). In this term it is a matter of survival going to mere basics of humanity.
Some of the smartest individuals and the leaders of most countries decided torture was inhumane and should be outlawed. Thus torture was one of the first issues that the United Nations dealt with (Dieringer). The act of torture is so inhumane and such a pressing issue that the leaders of the world outlawed it as quickly as possible to save lives. Torture is so powerful and so evil that it may deprive someone of his will to exist. Depriving a person of his will to live is the same, if not worse than killing that person.