Why Capital Punishment Is Unfair?

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Why capital punishment is unfair?
Capital punishment is the practice of executing someone as punishment for a specific crime after a proper legal trial. It can only be used by a state, so when non-state organisations speak of having executed' a person they have actually committed a murder. It is usually only used as a punishment for particularly serious types of murder, but in some countries treason, types of fraud, adultery and rape are capital crimes. Capital punishment is used in many countries around the world. Around 100 countries still had the death penalty in their legal systems in 2005, although 24 of these never actually use it. China executes the most people per year overall. I do not support capital punishment because it is against humanity, human rights and forgiveness. Human life is so valuable that even the worst murderers should not be deprived of the value of their lives. It is the cause of family hardships and suffering.  It is not a proper way to re correct a mistake. This assignment paper explores why people should stop using capital punishment. Capital punishment is a revenge rather than retribution and as such is a morally dubtful concept. The regretion and suffering of the criminal, who may be kept on death row for many years, makes the punishment more severe than just loosing the criminal’s life. Also some people tend to think that by executing the capital punishment other people will take it as a good lesson for his or her life and they will prevent from doing serious crimes. But the statistical evidence doesn't confirm that deterrence works (but it doesn't show that deterrence doesn't work either).Also some of those executed may not have been capable of being deterred because of mental illness or defect. Some capital crimes are committed in such an emotional state that the criminal did not think about the possible consequences.Everyone has an inalienable human right to life, even those who commit murder, executing a person to...
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