Consequently, we might even have more time to consume for analyzing what and where may the terrorists’ attacks be. However, if we wasted our time on finding the correct prisoners and torture them, we are not only having a risk of killing them, but a risk of receiving lies, for they might tell lies to stop torturers from continue torturing them, or nothing at all as well. Another case that would be extremely likely to happen is that criminals who are tortured begin to hate the world much severer. As a result, they would become determined that they would say nothing about their plans. Furthermore, they would be viewed as potential risks when they are out from the jail since the more they hate the world, the higher the potential of constructing evil attacks by them would be.
Although murder is a horrific crime to commit, is death really the only just punishment? No, death is only the punishment the world has chosen for murderers. What is the difference between a murderer taking a life and a state taking a life? There is no difference because in a sense, they are both murderers. Capital punishment supports the death of one individual, the murderer, over the death of another, the victim.
In order to fully understand why torture may be morally justifiable we must first have a firm understanding of what torture is, and how it may also be morally impermissible. Definition of Torture Most common definitions of torture include the idea of its purpose being for revenge, punishment, cruelty, or the mere pleasure of those committing it. As a result, this has further strengthened the debate for its unethical
The sentence to be fair involves taking those things into account. But inevitably there is criticism. It is hard to get media coverage of the circumstances of the accused. The public does not want to know. The public is hard.” From that it can be seen that the public is bias towards the circumstances of the supposed victim and wants the accused punished without any regard to their situation.
The death penalty gives those that are actually guilty the easy way out of punishment, and the innocent a wrongful death. Giving the guilty the death penalty keeps them from ever coming to terms with what they have done wrong. They don’t get the chance to truly feel apologetic or right the wrong they have done. The death penalty allows the guilty to escape their own thoughts and guilt. “But the others were perfectly rational.
Is torture ever morally acceptable, If so under what circumstances? Firstly, what exactly is torture? It can be defined as the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as a punishment or revenge, to try and acquire some sort of confession about some particular issue or some information; also is could be just pure cruelty or hate for that particular individual. A method of inflicting such pain, often suffering for that particular individual is extreme anguish of the body or the mind and agony. However, torture can happen in a few different methods Psychological and Physical some examples of psychological would be – blackmailing, shaming, shunning, sleep deprivation or a good common one is pharmacological torture; severe psychological distress is a result of this sort of torture after long periods of time.
Ashlyn Smith Capital Punishment Spring 08 Capital punishment should not exist in America. Punishment by death serves no purpose or benefit to society and is an unethical practice. It simply restricts the ability to grow as a nation and as human beings. Implementing capital punishment in society is denying basic human rights, as well as, expressing the idea of a double standard: If killing is wrong, then why punish by killing? What message does this send?
The death penalty is a great tool for the American justice system. Without it, criminals may have the opportunity to reoffend or commit other heinous crimes. The death penalty also saves the lives of what may be future victims by preventing these criminals from ever having the opportunity to commit another crime against innocent civilians. There are those who will argue that we are taking away their human rights to live. True, every human was born with human rights, but I believe if you take away someone else’s life, you give up your human rights.
A life of incarceration without the possibility of parole is a realistic alternative for the small number of offenders who are likely to be executed in any given year. Justice does not mandate death but justice does request that murderers be punished. If punishment is reasonable for returning justice and the moral order, it does not necessarily follow that capital punishment is moral. “The death penalty only allows us to extend the pain. It allows us to continue to blame one another, to turn against one another, to learn to hate better”.
Under any civilized society this is never an ethical alternative for punishment of criminals, it does nothing but harm society and can never, by any means, be justified. Capital punishment is said to deter all the crime and violence that exists in our society. Notice that the government uses violence to try to end violence, and that’s all the death penalty is, violence. An attorney from the University of Minnesota Law School states, “America’s death penalty continues to be just another form of violence in an already too-violent society” (Bessler). This makes no sense to continuously try to end violence with violence.