A Look on the Impact of Capital Punishment in Canada

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Capital punishment was the most severe punishment within the Canadian Justice system before it was abolished in the 1970’s. It is still used in many other countries around the world such as the United States, China and India, as it is believed to lower the crime rate within their country. Capital punishment was basically a form of torturing the suspect, but to their death as a consequence of their heinous crime. Many believe that capital punishment should be reinstated into Canada, while others are strongly against the suggestion and I believe the same. Capital punishment is something no person should endure, no matter how awful the committed crime may be. It is a cruel and sick punishment, for example, someone who has killed somebody has to undergo various gruesome and awful forms of capital punishment such as electrocution where they strap you to a chair and 1000 watts of electricity flow through your body or decapitation where the person is restrained to a wooden device with a sharp blade and then the blade is released or even immurement where the person is left to starve and dehydrate to death. When they are convicted to capital punishment, they are just waiting for death, and how slow and/or painful the procedure might be. In ancient times of colonial Massachusetts, county courts held Salem witch trials against people who were alleged witches. As a person would experience a loss, illness or death, they would accuse the alleged person of witchcraft. This person would be usually then convicted of witchcraft, and either be convicted and sent to prison or killed. They executed innocent people because they believed they were witches out to get them in the world. It’s amazing how the world can repeat itself; capital punishment is... ... middle of paper ... ... thought of sending them to their death? It’s a never ending cycle of revenge and violence and we must all suffer because of it. In conclusion, I believe that capital punishment should never be reinstated in Canada. It is a cruel and unjust punishment, where it violates the rights of life and makes amend within the world and may lead to an innocent person executed with the suspect untouched. Also, why ruin a good thing where Canada’s murder/violent crime rate is slowly decreasing within the years because of the abolishment of the death sentence? With the reasons stated above, as well with the fact that the cost of capital punishment is higher and that it is rejected and shunned upon within many religions such as Catholic and Protestant, I think that capital punishment is something that should never even be considered to be reinstated as it is unnecessary and unjust.

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