The Debate over Capital Punishment

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Introduction
Death penalty or capital punishment is an issue which is quiet debatable. It is an issue that has divided the world socially and morally. There are both supporters as well as people who are against it. Due to human rights communities and lawmaker’s struggle much debate has been done on this issue. Capital punishment laws have been removed from most of the countries including Europe. However death penalty is legal in countries including some states of USA, China and also Arab countries. However, many people debate that there are several conditions in which a person must be saved from a capital punishment, in this regard, mental illness is also a topic related to capital investment. This paper aims in analyzing the forensic assessment procedures used to address the psychological question of “can a mental illness save an individual from capital punishment”.

Capital Punishment
People against it have views that punishment by death is an act of violence. It is against humanity and morality. It is very ironic to execute a person for the crimes. For a society to take life of others in order to implement law and justice in a society contradicts the very idea of protecting the humanity. On the other hand there are views that support death penalty. According to them death penalty should be legally recognized everywhere. This idea support capital punishment on the basis of morality as well as socially (Appel, 2011). It is a fact that the greatest fear of human nature is death. By implementing death penalty people get refrained from committing crimes and thus peace and prosperity prevails in the society.
Capital Punishment is one of the most controversial issues that have attracted several researchers in the past few decades....

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...hment for those who commit murder crimes. Substituting the death penalty with life sentence cannot provide a substitute to the legal system that has been set. Justice should be applicable to all (ZhuSource, 1998). According to the committed victims of such heinous crimes, they can find justice only if the perpetrators of such crimes are killed.

Conclusion
There are different views regarding the aspects of capital punishment in our society morally, socially and historically. One conclusion could be derived from the discussion that capital punishment is not necessary to implement peace in a society. There are in fact other ways to prove justice by implementing other punishments. Above mentioned discussion clearly describe forensic assessment procedures used to address the psychological question of “can a mental illness save an individual from capital punishment”.
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