Even though it is true that taking the life of another is not right, it is even truer that the punishment should fit the crime. The death penalty is an exercise of justice that promotes retribution for crime and moral punishment for those who choose to take human life. Also, it prevents society 's worse offenders from re-offending, and it provides justice for the victims whose lives were cut short without a second thought. To better understand why capital punishment is a justifiable act, Kant 's theory gives a clear and logical understanding of the eye for an eye approach. Additionally the utilitarian view also explains why capital punishment is justifiable in regards to comfort for the victim 's family and prevention of re-offending.
Manslaughter also differs from murder because it can be graded into two main classes: voluntary and involuntary; the main difference between the two is that in voluntary manslaughter someone has killed another person without any intent, but in a combination of circumstances that lead to their death; while involuntary manslaughter is the death of a person by negligence or recklessness. Murder is a Common Law offence which the Parliament has never delineated; consequently, what establishes murder has
“Morally makes us better if we kill those who kill? It’s hypocrital.” ( “Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?”) If we are speaking about the moral thing to do that is to not kill that person. Us killing that person makes us just as bad, but cleary no one sees that. In all seriousness this stupid, unneeded penalty is just unnecessary killing. “The death penalty doesn’t stop people from doing crime.” (Why the Death Penalty Should be Abolished) There is always going to be criminals out there causing trouble.
Despite the disputes and controversies its potential capacity of regulating moral conflicts in a modern world is underestimated. Society is in the position to implement this strong moral act to show that there is no way to escape the consequences of wrongful deeds. The benefits of elimination of dangerous criminal elements, deterrence, reduced incarceration, shortening of sentence expenses and the safety of the community are the result of capital punishment implementation. . Even though, changes should be introduced to the system of penalty to adjust it to the needs of each particular community, it is still one of the most effective measures of combating and prevention of the crime.
The opinion can be summarized from the quote written by Park Guen-hye who was a chairwoman of the conservative Grand National Party (GNP): “Capital punishment should be maintained because it tells criminals that they too can die if they harm others.” It is certainly true that capital punishment is one of the most debatable in the criminal justice system yet, it can be a proper law if administered swiftly and justly which can be practiced in order to avoid future
Michael Summers noticed the shift in the crime rate and then he stated that the penalty does have a correlation between the execution of an inmate and the city’s crime rate. This statistic is an essential support for most discussions that include the topic about the deterrence of crimes with the use of capital punishment. In a discussion page, Ernest van den Haag, a Professor of Jurisprudence at Fordham University, wrote, “Even though statistical demonstrations are not conclusive, and perhaps cannot be, capital punishment is likely to deter more than other punishments because people fear death more than anything else. They fear most death deliberately inflicted by law and scheduled by the courts”(Haag). Haag demonstrates the mentality that individuals have towards the penalty; many fear the option of dying so people who plan to do heinous acts change their minds in doing it, which decreases any further crime rates.
Another issue is that there is a small chance that an innocent person could get convicted and sentenced to death killing an innocent man. As a president, I would attempt to eradicate the death penalty. I would do this by letting the people know that it is a risk to have the death penalty because an innocent person could get convicted because he/she was at the wrong place at the wrong time making it look like he/she is guilty. I would also say that being in prison for life is worse than being put out of your misery, and if some were a serial killer I would want them to do the most time in prison they could have. With this information hopefully the people would reconsider how inhumane the death penalty
If you are for or against the death penalty, the question is Do you believe a human being should be killed for one’s actions? Who deserves the Death Penalty? Many people will argue about this topic but in fact based on the law the people who get sent to the death penalty are cold blooded murders. The citizens that are in favor of this believe in the code of hammurabi which is “an eye for an eye”. Meaning if a person injures or kills someone they should receive the same or worst punishment for them to learn from their mistakes.
Second, "Punishment is deserved. Criminal sanctions are justified because those who voluntarily break the law forfeit some of the rights claimed by citizens." (Siegle & Bartollas 2014 pg 6) The guilty get the punishment that they deserve, this justification is the one I most relate to because I whole heartedly believe they get what they deserve because they knew the consequences before they went out and committed the crime. With that being said I do not feel bad for any person being sentenced. As long as they were the actual person who committed the crime and they were given a fair trial then absolutely they should get the punishment they deserved.
However, those convicted are given a reasonable punishment and opportunities to have their cases reassessed if need be. The death penalty provides criminals with a reasonable punishment, given their case, without exceeding constitutional provisions. Capital punishment provides reasonable punishment given the crime. According to state laws, the death penalty may not be given for non-homicide crimes such as rape or kidnapping. Typically for the death penalty to apply the victim must have died ( Evans, “Death Penalty Laws” 2).