Pre-writing- Outline Introduction: Attention Getter: Does somebody really deserve to be sentence with the Death Penalty? Elaboration- information about the issue: This process was been practiced as a sentence to the criminals, back in the years. However, now in the day government still use it as a punishment to some delinquents. People are wondering if US should allow the Death Penalty. Thesis Statement: Supporters to the Death Penalty are falling because of the lack of evidence to prove they are doing the right, in contrast the opponents are finding more and more material to abolish the Death Penalty.
According to www.Derechos.net, “Capital punishment is the execution of a criminal pursuant to a sentence of death imposed by a competent court.” Meaning, the court decides if the criminal gets to be killed. Well it wasn’t always like that. There was a time long ago where even in religious beliefs stated that “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood will be shed, for in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:6). So if it was okay for religious people to execute people for murdering others, why shouldn't it be okay for the people of today to continue this? Capital punishment is meant to be a deterrent to crime, specifically murder.
It is the belief of many that capital punishment is cruel and unjust. Although others would state the opposite to say that if you have committed murder, you to shall be put to death. In America anyone can have a right to believe that someone should live even if they have committed murder, especially if they have asked for forgiveness and all has been forgiven. Can it be justified that if anyone commits murder and then asked for forgiveness they be allowed to live and not be punished? Justice must be served here on earth as well as after deat... ... middle of paper ... ... or disobeys God’s way in committing premeditated murder or involuntary manslaughter should be put to death immediately.
There is no legal murder, except for execution. Killing a person is a horrible crime, but execution is a legal revenge by justice criminal system. Traditional thinking, a murderer, who committed heinous, unforgivable crime, should be punished by taking his life away. Recently, the legal action, capital punishment, became a controversy topic and it’s absolutely a profound theme worthy of thinking. Capital punishment (so called death penalty), according to Longman Dictionary, is the legal punishment which involves killing someone who has committed a crime (ldoceonline.com).
We Must Match Death with Death For anyone living in Texas, it is common to hear about convicted criminals being sentenced to death. Is justice being served? When someone has committed a heinous murder, justice must prevail. But that ideal becomes harder to achieve as we scale the moral high ground and look all around, from behind the jail cell bars to the crushed life of the murdered victim. The following essay will focus on the proportionality of the death sentence as a form of punishment.
What is Justice? “Justice is the deposition to render every man his due”(Black's Law Dict). Death Penalty “Worst Penalty given for committing a murder”(Black's Law Dict). Hanging for crimes mostly for treason or if caught for murder to royalty or high officials. When Europe came to america it wanted to encourage capital punishment which led to America being the country to use it the most in the world.
Capital Punishment in Dead Man Walking “This is not a nice man … innocent is not a word that suits him in any way,” says Brian Webster when speaking of Matthew Poncelet, the man on death row in the movie Dead Man Walking. Many people feel that the death penalty is immoral and it should not be used; however I feel completely opposite. I believe that capital punishment is a fair sentence for a murderer to receive. In the movie Dead Man Walking, the main character Matthew Poncelet, is on death row waiting for the lethal injection that will soon put him to death for good. Dead Man Walking shows the audience what life is like for a man on death row, who was sentenced for the murder of two young adults.
The principles of retributivism suggest that a convicted murderer should be executed because they “deserve” and “have earned” the death sentence. The right of retaliation can only be made equal by balancing of the crime with the punishment even if it is the death penalty. Those opposed to the death penalty argue that on moral grounds, all lives are sacred and killing is always wrong, a society, which kills, is no better than the murderer’s being punished. The Retributivist maintains that the death must be kept free from all maltreatment that would cause suffering to be loathsome or abominable. Punishment and more specifically “Capital Punishment” is a very controversial and sensitive subject.
Does one believe that capital punishment is appropriate punishment for an American citizen? Capital Punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the lawful formal killing of someone as punishment for a crime. Various questions are asked by Americans if killing someone for a crime is considered constitutional. Capital punishment goes against the 8th amendment prohibiting “cruel and unusual punishment,” and these are many reasons on why it should be abolished. I found countless reasons why the death penalty should be abolished, such as the high cost that taxpayers pay for an execution, the innocence of people that sit on death row, and the lack of relaying evidence in criminal cases.
People like him do make you wish that society would have done him a little better and maybe those children would have still been alive. Next, the death penalty still remains a hot topic upon Americans. I ask myself should the death penalty be abolished in the United states or should we keep it. The death penalty does have pros and cons; the only reason I feel a certain way is we are taking another life for a life. What I mean by that statement is the convicted inmate murder, kills, and or torture multiple victims, then he/she is caught by the hands of justice and we want to give them the death penalty based upon their records.