Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain

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Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain The death sentence is given to people who have committed murder of any kind. It has been around for hundreds of years and has been used in many different ways. It was abolished in Britain a long time ago. This essay will look at the question 'should Britain reintroduce the death sentence?' It will contain my own comments and arguments for and against bringing back the death penalty. The death sentence can be used as to deter potential murderers from committing murder. The view is that if the potential murderer sees what the consequence is of committing murder, they will think twice about committing it. Unfortunately this does not always work because in states of anger people do not realise the consequence. However it is a relatively good way of deterring criminals because they would not want to end up dead. I think this is a good way of using the death sentence and eventually all the murders will be abolished. However, there is the argument that the executioner will become a murderer if he kills the criminal. Therefore in theory the executioner should be executed. That would mean the person who executed the executioner should be executed and a loop is created. So, in theory, the only way to stop this loop is if the death sentence is abolished for good. A lot of money is spent on keeping prisoners in jail and this money should be spent on things that could make a difference such as more hostels for homeless people or more funds for education. The death sentence rids jails of the murderers as well as the rest of the country and frees money that can be spent on these things. Also, the money is used to give the prisoners quite a comfortable time in jail; they are given good meals, showers and so on. They are also taught in jail and are given jobs such as jail librarian. This could be seen as the prisoners gaining no punishment at all for what they have done and

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