It is an act of voluntarily or intentionally taking one’s own life. Suicide needs to be distinguished from euthanasia or mercy-killing. Suicide by its very nature is an act of self-killing or self-destruction, an act of terminating one’s own life spans without the aid or assistance of any other human agency. Euthanasia, on the other hand, involves the intervention of other human agency to end the life. Euthanasia is nothing but homicide, and unless specifically excepted it is an offence.
Suicide is a problem because, per above mentioned, it happens no matter in a primitive, an industrialized, or a modern society of science and technology. It is certain that suicide appears consistently. Besides the huge numbers of suicide cases annually and globally, there are many suicide attempts for each death and unreported cases in some countries. The negative influence is not only on individuals, but on their families, friends, and community (school/work, religious network). The impact is also devastating and far-reaching to the society.
“oooh god i want to die sooo bad... such a sad, desolate, lonely, unsalvageable i feel i am..... not fair, NOT FAIR!!!! I wanted happiness!! I never got it…” (Dylan Klebold 1997) What makes a killer? Is it the bloodcurdling look in their eye? Or the gun in their hand?
There are many ways people interpret death. In "Poverty" by Maria Pacheco, Death is a physical being that comes to visit those whose time has come. It is not only death who has a physical being it is also poverty itself. Death is portaited as a being whose goal is to gather people who need to pass on, a being who is always busy and never stops working and he is someone who is trapped and used for another 's advantage. Death is something known by all people and is always shown in varius ways, but the main goal that people understand is that death is something that takes people away to an afterlife.
Everyday in our country there are killings being committed by innocent people who made a choice they would never even think necessary. The choice to kill another is rarely even a choice, but a sacrifice. Many times in our society we think of killings as murder, but this simply isn’t always the case. Many of those who are forced to make such tough decisions are victims or at the very least, well-intentioned people who are trying to end someone else’s suffering. In the case of Capital Punishment, those who murder should pay the ultimate price for something they have taken themselves… their life.
The true definition of serial killing is that a person who murders numerous of victims at different time and goes off from one places to another with cooling-off periods of time in between the killing. In order for an individual to be label as a serial killer is that the FBI has stated it takes three cases of killing, they also define serial killers as a person who kills repeatedly (Davies, 2008). One of the most top serial killing cases of all the history of humankind is the infamous story of the Zodiac Killer happened in San Francisco in the late 1960’s. Although the zodiac killer had killed only five victims, the reason why he was famous is because after killing the victims he would send a hand written letter to an editor telling where and when he had commit the murder. Shooting and stabbing are the methods that were chosen by him to murder his victims.
Whereas a serial killer, a person who kills people for his/her interests, deserves a death penalty as a punishment towards the committed crimes. In many countries such as Pakistan and India, people are given death penalty for murdering or robbing sometimes due to corruption of police force which is unfair the criminal as he/she should be given life imprisonment or parole for such crimes. If action may not be taken many people would turn against the government or accuse the laws and would see the negative aspects of capital punishments. Giving punishment would assure the victim or other people by showing justice and that it’s being discouraged while shows the victim that everyone disapproves the act of the
It is just like a blazing fire that is being mercilessly blown away by the compassionless wind which has not given the fire an opportunity to spread warmth and light. This mirrors error of the way of equity and how it dies out the true definition of justice. An innocent one’s stand may forever not be heard. The killer may not feel any remorse of their wrong deeds. The killer who has been punished because of killing is also killed for the sake of justice which doesn’t make any sense.
Suicide has its special characteristic that differs from other kinds of death. It is that suicide is completed by one’s own will, not by others.