The aim of punishing criminals is to teach, make them understand they made a mistake and took lessons from this mistake and did not repeat this mistake the rest of their life. However, Capital Punishment takes this chance from criminals hand and does not give opportunity for them to understand their mistake because killing someone by murder after they have murdered does not teach them a lesson. Criminals can not be taught by the same mistake. Also, capital punishment does not work as a punishment it works as a vengeance method in these law enforcements. And in the 21st century taking someone’s life for justice is shameful for all humanity.
Death is the thing that human must confront. Everyone knows that they cannot avoid death. It is impossible for us to know when, where, and how we will die, but we know that all of us will die someday. People die for various reasons such as natural death, diseases, and accidents, etc. Although it is miserable and sad regardless of the reason, there is one cause of death which is very controversial among people in modern society, and that is ‘suicide’ The definition of suicide is the intentional taking of one’s own life.
The death penalty is an ineffective method of punishment for criminals because it is not ethical, it does not stop crime, and innocents could be killed. Firstly and most obviously, the death penalty is wrong and unethical. Lethal injection is the type of punishment most used today, goes against the constitution, and is incredibly cruel. While it is perhaps less cruel than older forms of execution, such as the electric chair, it is still very unconstitutional. In an article about lethal injection, the author states,“The current use of lethal injections constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, which is prohibited by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution” (Lethal Injection).
The man was sentenced to death with even a trial to defend himself. “This is my guiding principle: Guilt is never to be doubted.” (Page 145). This showed how inhumane the law was in the penal colony. People weren’t allowed their rights to a fair trial and were sentenced to death even for petty crimes. The condemned man’s sentence wasn’t worthy of a death sentence, yet the officer follows the law set by his old Commandant and sets him
Life is one of the most valuable assets of a human that cannot be compared to anything else. And no one wants to lose it. People always are afraid about death and no one knows how will die, it can be either natural death that is a density or murder that is the action of taking the life of a human being. Capital punishment for murder is death penalty, it means a life for a life and an eye for an eye. Criminals who commit murder are divided in two groups, ones commit murder for self-defense and another group does it for fun.
(“Wrongful Convictions Overturned”) Today capital punishment is much different. The punishment is now exclusively for the crime of murder. It is meant to provide closure to victims families, justice, and deter people from commiting murder. Theses goals do not rationalise the negatives. The United States should abolish the death penalty because it is cruel and unnecessary, extremely costly, and has not proven as effective deterrent of decreasing crime.
The flaws in the death penalty make the act even more horrible. Throughout the history of the death penalty, one can see it as a scream for justice, even though it is morally wrong as humans to play are playing God to one another. A society that is against killing and respects life should not purposefully kill another human being. Societal expectations are that one must have the correct morals intact that fit the norms of society. Regardless of these expectations, the government still denies that, ”An execution is a violent public spectacle of official homicide, and one that endorses killing to solve social problems” (ACLU).
Therefore, it is partly the extremists fault in a case where they intentionally killed people to get justice, because no one, not even a criminals deserve to be killed in an extremely harsh way. But when they were forced to do so, its “do or die” scenario, its barely the person’s
There is also an issue that come up frequently that it can never truly be known if the accused was guilty. Juries can be wrong and even though the death penalty requires an unequivocal verdict of guilty from the jury, I think that it could be possible that an innocent person could receive this penalty. This would a terrible miscarriage of justice as it would be taking away the right to life of a person who has done nothing wrong. Capital punishment is inherently wrong and the death penalty is taking it to an extreme. The right to life should be safeguarded and not removed for simply committing a
• The anticipatory suffering faced by the offender while on death row is too great and barbarous for the offender and his/her family. • There is no scope left for the offender to be rehabilitated in the society, even though his criminal tendencies are left no more. The offender can’t merge into the society. STATUS QUO In the recent times most of the countries have signed international treaties abolishing capital punishment. There has been a trend of moving towards