The death penalty also known as capital punishment has existed for centuries in countries throughout the world. It is an execution primarily by means of lethal injection. Whether through death penalty or murder taking a life is wrong. Many consider it to be unethical and immoral. The death penalty system is not perfect and taking the life of an innocent citizen can be an irrevocable mistake. The death penalty wrongly gives the government the power to take human life and may cause social injustice.
Death penalty or capital punishment is the practice of executing someone as punishment for a particular crime after an appropriate judicial process. It is used as a punishment for specific serious kind of murder, but in some countries for adultery, rape, treason, drugs, terrorism and other serious types of frauds. The argument of death penalty whether it is effective or not is a contentious issue. There are people who support death penalty, while others wish for the death penalty to be abolished. Also, there are some people that support death penalty, but only in certain cases. According to the Abolitionists, death penalty is an act of violence nothing else. Others believe that it can be used to prevent future crimes. Despite death penalty is a reasonable punishment, I am against it because it is another type of murder which is a cruel act. I strongly believe that a person who commits crime should not be punished by death penalty.
Capital Punishment The death penalty is capital punishment given by the legislature of a nation, to individuals who have perpetrated repulsive criminal acts like manslaughter, and so on. The death penalty has been a method for rebuffing individuals since ages. Despite the fact that there are a few nations that have canceled capital punishment from their law, there are still numerous which still practice the demonstration of executing an individual for wrongdoing. The death penalty is common in the US, Asian and Middle Eastern nations. A portion of the methods for executing offenders is hanging, shooting, electric shock and giving deadly infusions.
Capital punishment according to Phil .B, (2006), refers to a death penalty by the government of a country to a person who is found guilty of serious crimes like homicide, rape among others. Capital punishment has been a way of punishing people for many years. It has been prevalent in the United States, Asia and Middle Eastern countries. During the past two centuries many reforms on capital punishment have been made and it has been abolished in some states and countries. Executions, beheading, hanging, electrocution and lethal injection are some of the ways in which capital punishment is administered in different countries. Life imprisonment without parole has also been widely used and considered instead of death penalty.
Capital punishment is known as the death penalty. Let’s describe first what capital punishment is. Capital punishment occurs when a person suffers the death sentence by the state as a punishment for a crime. These crimes are also known as capital offenses too. Capital punishment has been practiced in many societies and countries. Also the death penalty abolished many countries and societies. The Death penalty was often common for a ruling party to make the offender known throughout the community for his or her criminal acts. If the community were made aware of the consequences for breaking the laws and the crime rate would be reduced. (“Capital punishment.” The free dictionary.com...) after studying in my
Capital punishment, also called the death penalty or death sentence, is a legal form of punishment carried out by a state or government upon a criminal. It is a legal process by which a person is put to death for a crime. Although it has been utilized since the beginning of civilization, capital punishment is a malignancy on civilized society that must be removed. The taking of an individual’s life legally is no different than the taking of a life illegally. The death penalty violates the US Constitution as well as the basic human rights to which we are all entitled. Furthermore, executions affect even those who are not convicts. The relatives of the condemned have to suffer along with the inmate and live with the consequences of the inmate’s death after the execution. The costs of the death penalty are not only borne by the inmates or their families but everyday people as well. The financial costs of the death penalty reach far beyond the actual execution. And it is the taxpayers who foot the bill. Ultimately, capital punishment is arbitrary, undignified and not suited for civilized society.
The world has been a scarier place to live with the increasing crime rates. Tough punishments and financial bail are being implemented to reduce the criminal acts. Capital punishment, or the death penalty is the harshest available government punishment for the big crimes like murder, terrorism, and others. Historically, Capital Punishment has been used in almost every parts of the world. Currently, the large majority of countries have either abolished or discontinued the practice. Several countries like Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea, China, and the USA retain the death penalty in both law and practice. It is legal in thirty-one states and illegal in nineteen states in the United States of America. Capital punishment has always been a debatable
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In this paper I will argue for the moral permissibility of the death penalty and I am fairly confident that when the case for capital punishment is made properly, its appeal to logic and morality is compelling. The practice of the death penalty is no longer as wide-spread as it used to be throughout the world; in fact, though the death penalty was nearly universal in past societies, only 71 countries world-wide still officially permit the death penalty (www.infoplease.com); the U.S. being among them. Since colonial times, executions have taken place in America, making them a part of its history and tradition. Given the pervasiveness of the death penalty in the past, why do so few countries use the death penalty, and why are there American states that no longer sanction its use? Is there a moral wrong involved in the taking of a criminal’s life? Of course the usual arguments will be brought up, but beyond the primary discourse most people do not go deeper than their “gut feeling” or personal convictions. When you hear about how a family was ruthlessly slaughtered by a psychopathic serial killer most minds instantly feel that this man should be punished, but to what extent? Would it be just to put this person to death?