Death Penalty Speech for Year 10 English

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Today I’m going to be discussing whether capital punishment, more commonly known as the death penalty, should be abolished or kept and brought back to countries than no longer have it. So, capital punishment is the execution (or any other way of killing) of someone as punishment for a crime after a trial and being found guilty of that crime. It is usually only used as a punishment for serious crimes i.e. murder, rape etc. Capital Punishment is used in many countries such as Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Egypt, India, majority of the United States and several other countries as well. According to the United Nations, in 2012 approximately 66% of the world’s population still used the death penalty. Whereas 51% of the 195 countries in the UN had abolished it. FOR If someone murders someone else, they have given up their human rights, including the one to stay alive themselves. Real justice requires people to suffer for what they did and to suffer in a way that is appropriate for the crime. For example, for murder they should be murdered in the same way. By executing convicted murderers they won’t have a chance of doing the same to someone else. The very small chance of executing the wrong person is balanced by the benefits to society of putting off other murders who were thinking about doing the same. Also, DNA testing and other methods of crime scene science can now be so precise and can eliminate any uncertainty to whether someone is guilty or not. Even if the criminal wasn’t killed they could still be a danger to the prison staff and inmates. Stops overpopulation of the world and prisons. The death penalty CAN provide closure for the family of the victim. In Japan they use the death penalty around 3 times a year and according to Japanese psychologists this reinforces the belief that bad things happen to those who deserve it and that
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