When given the sentence of life imprisonment, prisoners always have the chance to rehabilitate and try to better themselves. Prisons usually offer programs/help for prisoners to try and do so. This sentence is the perfect combination between just and harsh. However, spending your life in prison isn’t always the best option. Some prisoners may rather receive the death penalty and take the “quicker route” rather than spend the rest of their lives miserably with no chance of parole.
Since the earliest civilizations, people have been executed for an assortment of crimes. The Babylonians wrote the first ever death penalty laws over 3,700 years ago, and to this day several countries such as China and the United States continue to enforce capital punishment against those proven guilty of murder, treason, espionage and other crimes. Despite its extensive history, the implementation of the death penalty in modern societies raises an underlying question: Is the execution of criminals truly justifiable? Proponents of capital punishment claim that it dissuades criminals from committing extreme crimes. Potential murderers will be much less inclined to kill for fear of being executed, while criminals with no intent to kill would
Even though the death penalty may seem like a way to help victims and make criminals suffer, it is not effective. It does more harm than good. One reason is that the death penalty is not allowing the offender to suffer. If the inmate lacks remorse and doesn 't care if he or she dies or not, how is killing them is teaching them that killing is wrong. In some cases, living a life with no freedom and isolation are worse than living at all.
Many inmates are often on death row for more than a year which gives them time to reflect on what they have done and the pain it caused. Being on death row often prolongs the pain for the inmate. They spend their time in prison fearing the inevitable which for them is death. Today, we live in a society that is very divided on this issue. There are many in support of the death penalty, suggesting that it acts as a positive deterrent against future crime.
I myself find that the facts supporting to abolish the death penalty outweigh any reason to continue to uphold it. With a broken judicial system leading to death row. It is littered with racial and economic hardships inadequacies and flaws innocent people are being sentenced to death court systems bottlenecked with motions and procedures that only prolong the impending doom. Many People argue that the worst of the worst of the worst should be put to death and that there is no reason to hold out with hopes that they will change. Other argue that the we must keep the death penalty for a deterrent.
Meaning if a person injures or kills someone they should receive the same or worst punishment for them to learn from their mistakes. However because of this, this has caused many innocent people to be executed. The people that oppose the death penalty have many reasons on why they believe it is wrong and that is including one of them. Senate Judiciary Committee, is suggesting as an alternative "a real life sentence" for murder and "heinous crimes." Instead of putting these criminals that “ Deserve the death penalty to be executed sentence them life without parole.
Each year in many countries around the world people are murdered in the name of “justice”. But can justice really include a sanitised form of revenge? Many people are for the death penalty regardless of what it actually is. A major way that the death penalty is flawed is shown in the amount of innocent people who are sentenced to death. In the U.S.A alone since 1973 130 innocent people have been sentenced to death(1) and in the last two years evidence has come up that indicates four men previously thought to be guilty may have actually been innocent and put to death(3).
First of all I believe this punishment violates the fundamental principles of human rights according to the United Nation’s Universal Declaration which says everyone has the right to life, liberty and security no matter what is their status, but unfortunately there is no prohibition against the death penalty in international law. There is no clue that the death penalty can reduce the crimes more than life imprisonment. It only can effects the pre-programmed crimes. So in the best case, the offender is aware of the legal consequences of his behavior. Criminal experts say that when the guilty conscious, planned the cruel crime, she is not thinking about being arrested so the death penalty cannot stop the murder.
Why death penalty must end ‘’An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind,’’ said Mahatma Gandhi. The execution of someone who has possibly done a crime is an inhuman act. Death penalty is hypocritical and flawed. If killing is wrong, why do we kill when a criminal has done the crime of killing someone? In this essay, I will write why death penalty should end by writing about the violation of human rights, execution of innocent people, the fact that it does not deter crime and money.