The practice of criminals being brutally punished to death has been traced in ancient history, as well. Two things have once again brought this issue to national debate. The death penalty may serve revenge and retribution, the only plausible though not defensible reasons to support it. However, it does not discount the fact that crimes can also be committed out of passion or extreme anger triggered by a situation which makes an offender act on impulse. Capital Punishment is considered to be the gravest of all punishments on earth.
Second, prison is a form of punishment. There are effective rehabilitation programs in prison that can reform prisoners and help them do good. One of the things that helps hasten this recovery is to achieve some kind of closure. A number of other states have mitigating or aggravating circumstances. It is a platform that is anti-poor and discriminatory. Should death penalty be abolished? Costs It is extremely expensive to put someone to death in this country.
Which states allow the death penalty? In America, Captain George Kendall was executed in 1608 in the Jamestown Colony of Virginia; he was accused of being a spy for Spain. It should not matter whether it takes another month or so to be accurate with the crime committed. Religious opinion is divided on the death penalty. The methods of execution have gradually become more humane over the years, so the argument that the death penalty is cruel and unusual is not valid. Opponents of the death penalty claim that capital punishment is unnecessary since a life sentence accomplishes the same objective. The 1,000th execution, North Carolina's Kenneth Boyd, occurred in December 2005. Think about it, even the victims asked for mercy, pleaded for their lives; however, if the criminals showed no mercy, why should the law be merciful to the criminal? The gas chamber is now no longer forced on the condemned, because it frequently appeared to cause more pain than was expected or acceptable.
It's not the law that is killing the criminal, he chose it with his own actions! It was obvious that he feared being put to death. Capital Punishment snatches away life of the criminal in a fraction of a second, which does not lead to the repentance of the criminal. Proponents argue that the death penalty has moral, practical, cultural, historical, and sometimes religious justification. There is no cure for socio-paths and people who have no feelings towards others or their humanity. Secondly, killing the accused, ceases his or her chances of improvement as a person. What are the benefits of the death penalty? But if crimes are crimes, what makes them minor or major? Plus, the criminal gets enough time to change their behavior that might shorten their time in prison.
The criminal gets caught, tried, and convicted, and it is understood that the punishment will be severe. While there is no clear contention that the death penalty cost less than life imprisonment, life imprisonment is accumulatively higher the expenses of food, health care and other costs for sustaining life in prison. That is like saying if someone has multiple abortions you kill them. Hence, execution is sometimes considered the inappropriate solution to crime. To those in favor, the death penalty is seen as the most suitable punishment and effective deterrent for the worst crimes.
We discuss the pros and cons of death penalty and whether it should be abolished. There were 42 executions in 2007. Pros of Death Penalty Harsh Punishment For Harsh Crimes The death penalty has acted as a deterrent to crime for many years. How many people have been killed by the death penalty? In the case of people who are wrongly imprisoned, they can be released from prison and given compensation, but a wrongful execution can never righted. Most prisoners consider each other to be in the same predicament, and treat each other quite well in general. All these murders shouldn't have been committed, if these murderers were sentenced to capital punishment in the first place! An ad hoc moratorium is almost in place.
As people of faith, we take this opportunity to reaffirm our opposition to the death penalty and to express our belief in the sacredness of human life and in the human capacity for change. Likewise, removing any defective part of the body by the doctor will result to saving the life of the patient which is the same as cutting out criminals from the society. There are many victims of a single murder. Another controversial topic for discussion when a juvenile commits crime: who is truly at fault? Instead, convicts should be awarded life imprisonment and they should be tortured during this punishment so that they never even dream to repeat any such act. The criminal will experience the fear that their victims felt before and while they were being killed.
Katherine Glosser Equinox Staff Anti-death penalty: The death penalty has always been a controversial subject. Since 2007 there have been seven states that have abolished capital punishment, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. He gave life and he should take life. What difference would it make between the criminals and the body of justice? Basically, two wrongs do not make a right. Remember, a person who's on death row has almost always committed crimes before this. Like a doctor excise any body part to save life of a patient likewise, a criminal is cut out permanently from the society for the well being of the society. When a juvenile commits a serious felony, they go on to become adult offenders.