Death Penalty Mush Be Abolish in the United States

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The death penalty must be abolished in the United States.
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I. Death penalty must be abolished world
A. Death penalty is the sentence of death for a person convicted of a capital offence, is currently used in 58 countries around the world, and is also legal sentence in 33 states. (Harrison, Tamony P2)

B. Abolished to end the observance or effect. (www.merriam-webster.com) C. Preview
1. Background information of death penalty
2. Arguments between death penalty and human rights
3. Death penalty mistakes
4. Government financial burden of death penalty.
5. All I Can See proof
II. Background information of death penalty
A. History of death penalty
B. Current debates on death penalty
III. Arguments between death penalty and human rights
A. The human rights organization opposes death penalty because of the inhumanity of this punishment
1. Human rights omissions
2. Moral issue
B. The death penalty deprives criminal’s human of rights.
The death penalty is against religion’s principle of Buddhism. IV. The mistakes of the death penalty
Death penalty cause innocent people after the execution.
B. Unfairness of death penalty.
1. Race bias in the death penalty
2. Gender discrimination in the death penalty
V. Government financial burden on the death penalty
A. The death penalty costs are larger
Government pays for the bill of execution of death penalty VI. All I can see part
Brown land is a dead land; it referred to the influence of death penalty. VII. Death penalty must be forbidden in the world

The death penalty must be abolished in the United States.
“The death penalty, the sentence of death for a person convicted of a capital offence, is currently used in 58 countries around the world, and is also legal sentence in 33 states. (Harrison, Tamony. P.2)  One hundred and thirty nine countries in the world have abolished the death penalty under their systems of law.  Clearly, the majority of the world already understands that the death penalty must be abolished.    This paper will prove the necessity of abolishing the death penalty.  For the purpose of this paper, death penalty is defined in accordance with Harrison and Tamony.  Abolish is defined as the end to the observance or effect of something (www.merriam-webster.com).  Three main arguments will be put forward: the fact that the death penalty violates human rights, un-reversible errors have been and can be made in assigning the death penalty, and finally that it is a financial burden on the governments who still adhere to it.   A literary proof based on the novel All I Can See will also be put forth to strengthen the case against the death penalty. In the seventeenth century, the death penalty was the major punishment to sentence criminals who committed capital crimes. In seventeen century, England government was authorized to hang criminals in public as a major punishment. However, the truth is the death penalty was not only used for the person who broke the law, it was also used to eliminate political opponents. In Europe, before the modern prison system completed, the death penalty was used to sentence general criminals. During the time of Henry VIII, over 72,000 people are estimated to have been executed. During the year 1820 in Britain, about 160 crimes were punished by death, including crimes such as shoplifting, petty theft, stealing cattle, or cutting down trees in public place. ( Bedau. Hugo Adam, 3) Since World War II, the world set off a wave of abolishing the death penalty. According to information published by Amnesty International, 97 countries had abolished capital punishment altogether, 8 had done so for all offences except under special circumstances, and 36 had not used it for at least 10 years or were under a moratorium. The other 57 retained the death penalty in active use. (Amnesty International, 10 June 2008.) However, death penalty was always not use in heinous crimes. (See Table 1, Bedau. Hugo...
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