Persuasive essay Would you not do whatever it takes just to know that there is one less murderer on our planet? Give justice to the vistim’s grieving family at any cost? Many people believe that capital punishmant is unethical and should be abolished. But presently, the crime rate is rapidly increasing due to the lack of effective capital punishment. The murderers deserve to be executed like they killed their victims.
Capital punishment supports the death of one individual, the murderer, over the death of another, the victim. Why is the victim’s life more precious than the murderers? Yes I do understand that the murderer took someone’s life but does that make it okay for the state to take the murderers life? Supporters of the death penalty need to realize that taking a life for the justice of another life in unjust and should not be tolerated. The death penalty is an ineffective way to
Mia Michael H.English Mrs. Gaskill April 23, 2013 An argument that never seems to have a clear winner is “Life in Prison” vs. “The Death Penalty”. Although both sides have valid points, I feel that only one should be allowed. The death penalty is inhumane and unethical. It seems hypocritical for us, the American people, and are judicial system to say that murder is wrong and illegal, but continue to murder both the guilty and thee wrongfully accused. The death penalty gives those that are actually guilty the easy way out of punishment, and the innocent a wrongful death.
Capital Punishment and the Deterrence Theory Capital Punishment Deters Crime 11/9/2012 Dr. Ji Seun Sohn Brooke Lee Capital Punishment and the Deterrence Theory: Capital Punishment Deters Crime Jerry Kilgore said in an editorial written for USA Today, “As a former prosecutor, former secretary of public safety and now attorney general, I believe that some crimes are so evil, some criminals so dangerous and some victims so tortured that executing the criminal is appropriate” (Kilgore, 2002). Capital punishment, or commonly referred to as the death penalty, is the most controversial of all of the disciplinary practices. Since it involves taking another human being’s life, this is not at all surprising. Since it is the most severe of all sentences, there have been countless efforts to abolish the death penalty, and in most of the industrialized nations, with the exception of Japan and the United States of America, these efforts have proved effective. In this paper, I will discuss the effect that capital punishment has on deterring criminal activity.
These questions and many more can spar an argument for or against Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment is an end all end and a justification for those individuals who willfully chose to take another person’s life. There can be the argument that it is immoral to take a person’s life, just because they took someone else’s. Personally, it’s a very striking contradiction for someone who has murdered multiple persons’ to therefore plea for their own lives in the end. In the essay, “The Death Penalty: Is it Ever Justified,” an admitted killer named, Joseph Carl Shaw, in an appeal wrote: ‘Killing was wrong when I did it.
G. Whetmore was the explorer who came up with the idea of killing someone in order for the others to survive. H. Whetmore also came up with the idea of rolling dice to decide who would be killed I. After the rescue of the four remaining explorers on the thirty second day the survivors were indicted for the murder of Roger Whetmore. The Issue Is being trapped in a cave with little chance to live an exception to the statute N.C.S.A (N.S.)12-A? The Holding No.
Tarek Aboutouk. July 10 2011. “The Case of The Speluncean Explorers” by Lon L Fuller, is an imaginary scenario where five amateurs interested in the exploration of caves were imprisoned in a limestone cavern. Facing the fear of death by starvation they found that the only way to survive was by consuming the flesh of one of their number. After they were rescued, they were put on trail and found guilty for the murder of Roger Whetmore, and sentenced to be hanged.
However, a serial killer, who kills people for fun or for his personal gain, definitely deserves the death penalty. The punishment meted out should fit the severity of the crime. The death penalty should continue in order to “eliminate” those who do not contribute positively towards society. Firstly, the death penalty serves as an effective deterrent and helps in reducing crime, knowing that they could lose their lives. Secondly, it is true that death penalty is irreversible, but it is hard to kill a wrongly convicted person due to the several chances given to the convicted to prove his innocence with the appellate systems in place with the existing justice system, otherwise why does every country in the world have one?
Reluctantly, the doctors said it was possible. To decide who would be the one to be eaten, Whetmore suggested they should roll a dice; Upon approval of the idea, Whetmore proceeded to lose the dice throw and was consumed by the remaining explorers. Finally, on the thirty-second day, the survivors were rescued. However, the surviving cave explorers were then indicted for the murder of Whetmore upon being recused. After trials had concluded, the Supreme Court deemed the cave explorers guilty in the murder of Roger Whetmore.
The Death Penalty is seen as the only option in restoring solace for the victims’ families, which Robbins inexcusable portrays. Poncelet commits a terrible crime; capital punishment is seen as the only justice that can be made for the victims’ families. Through the use of camera angles, Robbins achieves a bird’s eye view on the victim’s dead bodies, which ironically shifts to an image of Matthew on his execution table, now a sufferer of his own injustice. The juxtaposition of Matthew killing the innocent couple to him on his death bed emphasises poncelet as being a victim of his own crime. Robbins advocates capital punishment as a necessity of one’s death, for the comfort of another and how by contrasting the two deaths, we see that justice has prevailed.