Does the death penalty serve as a justified and legitimate form of punishment? This issue has recurrently created controversial debates. Whenever the word "death penalty" comes up, extremists from both sides start yelling out their arguments. One side says discriminative, the other side says fair; one says execution; the other side says justice. Crime is an inevitable part of society, and everyone is aware that something must be done about it.
Criminals might think twice before they commit a crime if they knew they were going to get the death penalty. Retribution is another pro for capital punishment, because the death penalty is a real punishment. Instead of sending the criminal to a rehabilitative program, he or she is forced to suffer for the crime they committed. Retribution helps console the family of the victims, who are grieving over the death of a loved one. Capital punishment saves money and overcrowding in the prisons.
The death penalty is a big issue in today’s society. It has significant effects on the way in which our societies develop and how we view people. We might try to stay away from the people who support the dearth penalty and stick with the anti- death penalty people. I believe that the death penalty should be banned. The death penalty is killing innocent people, violating the constitution, and using a lot of money.
Is Torture Morally Justifiable? Torture has always been debated regarding its ethical and moral justification. The largest and still on going debate is whether or not torture is effective enough to disregard international and domestic laws such as the Geneva Conventions. In the past, and especially during wartime, atrocities have been committed in ill regard to these laws. Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo are prime examples of how the use of torture can become unlawful if not properly controlled.
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.
Should the Death Penalty Exists in Modern day Society(USA)? by Nicholas Checketts The death penalty, in the USA, is the most inhuman and crucial punishment. Even though it is not applied in every state, the death penalty is a very strong debate and argument within the US government. There are people who support it and those who are against it. The death penalty is a punishment to those who due to their actions and circumstances commit crimes.
If that person values his/her life, he/she should not take another person’s life. The idealism “eye for an eye” works in this topic. Without penalty, our justice system is a failure. It would fail to bring justice to the victims who died because of these murderers. Our justice system is built to justly punish and bring justice to victims.
Because of the fact there are more crimes that are worse than this, such as murder, and rape In which someone should be put to death, not just because a person can’t prove someone’s guilt. Also I believe this law is saying if another person cannot prove guilt and the person is indeed guilty, the innocent person is the one who pays the consequences.
The death penalty is a necessary tool for the United States as it helps reduce the extreme crimes that are arising today. The Death penalty has many opponents. Stephanie Boys is just one in thousands. In her article “The Death Penalty: An Unusual Punishment America is Inflicting Upon Itself” she argues that the death penalty is unconstitutional because it is cruel and unusual punishment. She quotes the Constitution of the United States and argues that the Death Penalty goes against the 8th amendment.