Body Paragraph 1 (opponent viewpoint) Topic Sentence: The death penalty is a way to make justice for all the victims who can’t do it anymore. Introduce quote 1: K. Jost presents in his article Death Penalty Debates a crime where I father murdered his daughters and wife, in which the father was sentenced to death. The people against him selected the death as the best punishment to his crime. Quote: “It was just so heinous and just so over the top and depraved,” Herbert Gram told The New York Times. “Here is a case where somebody doesn 't deserve to remain on the face of the Earth”
Capital Punishment In my opinion capital punishment is wrong. The death penalty is the center of much debate in society. This is due, in part, to the fact that people see only the act of killing a criminal, and not the social effects the death penalty has on society as a whole. Upon reading about the death penalty, it was found to be an unethical practice. It promotes a violent and inhumane society in which killing is considered okay.
Does this mean that we should throw out the death penalty because people, who did not really deserve to die, were killed? No, we have changed the laws, and no one gets the death penalty unless they deserve to die. Capital punishment should stay around. Yes, there are some maldistributions on the way it is opposed on a person, but those maldistributions are imposed on guilty people. Capital punishment is feared by potential murderers because once it is ordered on them they are not coming back.
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is most severe form of justice, the death penalty. It is the punishment given to the convicted criminals who have committed a capital offence.This punishment exists mainly because it is a huge deterrent against 'would be' criminals. Many countries have abolished it as a punishment. Some people believe it is inhumane and morally wrong for a society who frowns upon murderers to murder others. Some criminals could be wrongly convicted; there is no redress for innocent man.
The murderers are mistreated on the death row and that is why the death row should be abolished all together. The death penalty is racist, it punishes the poor, it causes the innocent to die, it is not a deterrent against violent crime, and it is cruel and unusual punishment. More than half of the countries in the world have already abolished the death penalty and the U.S should abolish it too. It is wrong and cruel. Some states in the U.S still hold the death penalty because they think it will keep U.S citizens safe, but we can just keep the murders in a separate patrolled jail.
The supporters claim that the death penalty will eliminate criminals and that these offenders will not be around to repeat any future crimes. Legally, criminals should be "innocent until proven guilty;” but in reality, they are often accused to be "guilty until proven innocent.” However, the abolitionists argue that innocent people have been mistakenly placed on death row and executed because of the flaws in the current criminal justice system. Amnesty International discovered that “innocent people may be sentenced to death through judicial error” ("Evidence Against Death Penalty”). As a result, tragedies are irreversible. An innocent victim by the name of “Steven Truscott was wrongly convicted of murder… It was horrible for Truscott and the victim 's family because the real culprit got away with murder” (Wheeler).
People who commit crimes such as murder (mass or only an individual killing), rape and kidnapping should all be punished for what they have done. For example, the current issue with the Balibombings "mastermind". Amrozi Bin Nurhasyim is up for trial and if proven guilty, the death penalty will be imposed. Although he himself believes that he is a hero, I believe that as he killed so many and injured many more, the death punishment is the only fitting and adequate punishment. Many people oppose the death penalty because they consider it cruel.... ... middle of paper ... ... that Capital Punishment is the best way to go to punish people who murder and commit other drastic crimes.
Yes, some people commit murder, and it is counted as a mistake; but as is stealing something, cheating on someone, lying to another.. Of course it is considered as a higher degree of mistake, and should be put to justice. People with psychological problems are capable of murdering someone, but they are as humans as any other normal person. It is not their fault that they have this specific problem. Instead of being killed, they should be carefully treated. Some citizens were proven to be innocent long after their execution.
Argument for Capital Punishment If it were up to me, every murderer in this country would be put behind bars on death row and have their life taken from them just as they took the life of another. The guidelines of " an eye for an eye" go back thousands of years. Many countries still hold true to these guidelines. Although America doesn't follow the same as these countries, I believe when it comes to murder, they should. Putting people to death for committing murder makes other potential murderers think twice about killing someone.
Americans today tend to believe that the death penalty is inhumane and if the government kills someone they are decreasing the value of life. Though I concede that capital punishment is not a humane way to die, I also believe that being murdered is an inhumane way to die and the only way to value the life lost is by extracting the person who killed them. People who are murdered do not get to choose if they die or not. However, murderers do get to choose if they want to kill or not. Criminals decide whether they want to end someone’s life and face the consequences.