There are a number of compelling arguments in support of capital punishment. First of all, death penalty is necessary to improve law and order situation in society. If an offender is given death penalty, other criminals will not dare to commit serious crimes like murder, rape, treason etc. Thus death penalty acts as a deterrent to other would-be offenders and nothing will discourage a repeated offender more than the fear of death. Secondly, a criminal must suffer in proportion to the crime he/she has committed.
The risks of inaccurate judgment can change the live of a human within just a few seconds. Taking away another person’s life for committing a crime is like taken an easy way out. The U.S. government should stop using the death penalty as a way of punishment because it is unfair, unethical and crucial. The founding fathers of the The United States of America wanted a government that would show the tyrants or absolute monarchs of Europe that it was possible to coexist and live free within fair justice. Even though they excluded any religion to be part of the government regulations, they used Christianity to influence them and build a strong foundation for the new type of government.
When a “criminal does a “crime”, they are eligible for going to prison and joining the Capital Punishment cycle. As stated in the article, “People fear nothing more than death Therefore; nothing will deter a criminal more than the fear of death... life in prison is less feared. Murderers clearly prefer it to execution -- otherwise, they would not try to be sentenced to life in prison instead of death.... (Hagg). The cited information shows that criminals are among society and there’s a judicial system that has capital punishment, which will perform a death sentence. The information also explains why capital punishment is ideal in time.
Should we adhere to the policy of “an eye for an eye”? Opponents of the Death Penalty, in their attempt to illustrate that executing a convicted criminal is no less barbaric than the crime for which he or she is being punished, claim that sentencing these individuals to death does not deter crime. In fact, such executions merely convey that it is acceptable to act violently. In her argument against Capital Punishment, Belinda York states, “Why should potential criminals be afraid of committing crimes, when the very society that prohibits such behavior resorts to the same methods” (89)? According to this view, if the state is allowed to kill, why is not this privilege extended to all citizens?
Private vs. Public Executions The majority of countries around the world practice some sort of capital punishment. Naturally, the punishment varies from place to place, as does the degree of crimes resulting in such. Most places do, however, have some sort of capital punishment system in place for what they deem as their most appalling crimes. Here in America, we do have the death penalty in most states, as it is not imposed by federal law for all states to enforce it. The reason for this is that not all states can agree on whether or not capital punishment is criminal in and of itself.
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.
He is trying to end these laws. One day hopefully America will come together as one and quit judging people for what they have done wrong. These people say that “There are certain minimum and objective standards of trustworthiness, loyalty and responsibility, and those who have committed serious crimes against their fellow citizens don't meet those
Many people think that the we should abolish it throughout all the states because so many states are discontinuing its use. On the other hand, many people believe we should still keep it and the following are four reasons: First, many people think that the death penalty violates the constitution, but three amendments allow the death penalty for appropriate cases. Second, studies show the higher the punishment the less likely a crime will be committed, but the lower the punishment the more likely a crime will be committed because there is not a big price to pay. Research has shown that “when the state of Illinois suspended the death penalty in 2000, there were an extra 150 homicides over the following 4 years” (Anderson). Third, people believe that it is necessary to keep the death penalty because when a person commits a crime it is important they must face the consequences for their actions.
That unwarranted punishment is, in effect, a civil death sentence because of the barriers to meaningful employment created by that sigma. We regret our mistakes, we do not intend to repeat them, we have worked hard to overcome them and improve ourselves. We only want our lives back and we deserve a Second Chance." Jaime Woodard There are many philosophies of incarceration. For some the purpose of prison is to protect society from criminals who intend to harm innocent civilians.
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.