The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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Since the dawn of civilization, humans have had an order to control the chaos created by others. There have been laws to shape a society and when those laws were broken by any individual, they had to be punished in some way. The death penalty is the sentence of execution for very serious crimes, such as murder, and other capital crimes. China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the USA are the 5 biggest executioners with a percentage of 82%. Since 2013, there has been an increase in death sentences in over 57 countries. Debates over capital punishments have existed for centuries. Each of these debates has solely focused on moral and philosophical concerns about the fate of their fellow brethren. The inability of human beings to reach a consensus over capital punishment involving moral standing has left capital punishment to exist. Nearly eighty percent of the American society praises the death penalty but only for heinous crimes. But perhaps there is a way to punish criminals without taking their lives. The very first death penalty…show more content…
Depending on what crime a person did is where they will end up. In the United States, there are five prison types on which prisoners are treated differently but are still denied their complete freedom. In these prisons, the security varies greatly and more punishments occur if they violate the rules set in prisons. How can a society expect rehabilitation from prisoners if they end up committing the same crime and calling it justice? Life in prison is a terrible place. Somewhere along the way, the United States of America started to think that being tough on crime meant being tough on criminals. But it is not the same thing. Punishment is part of a crime reduction crime, so to speak. So focusing on the punishment itself makes it harder for criminals to actually learn what they did was
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