Capital Punishment Essay

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One of many issues that have been core of moral and legal discussions over history has been the death penalty (capital punishment). There is many people who are against this but there are others who are for. As well there are also many countries that have abolished death penalty and murderers thus get life sentences for their crimes while in other countries like China and many USA states are still cruelly punishing a lot of people in this way. Even though the death penalty has been a controversial subject, it is not acceptable by no means in this era, in my opinion it should be abolished in every nation because it violates human rights and is an instrument of discrimination against most vulnerable classes.

One reason I am against death penalty is that no one has the right to kill a human being therefore the death penalty is a violation of the most important human rights we have which is “life”. One person who has been a criminal and has murdered people has to be punished with life imprisonment not with death penalty. Life imprisonment is a fair punishment and at the same time it respects dignity and moral of humans. Some examples of cases that can be sentenced to life imprisonment are: murder, drug dealing, human trafficking and robbery. It is important to consider that there are many cases of murderers who have been regretted inside prison and this issue has been the reason for their life changing after many years of bad behaviors. However, this is just one of many good reasons why it is necessary to change this law in all the countries that are still using it.

Another reason is that over history death penalty has been converted in an discrimination instrument against minorities and poor. The minorities such: black people and poor people are the ones who suffer the most in the case of death penalty. Poor people most of the times are no able to pay large amount of money and a good lawyer due to their economic condition while rich...
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