Progressively, in the way of social evolution, an agreement forms among people and nations that given practices cannot be tolerated at all times. Examples of this are ritual human sacrifice, physical torture that is condemned by many nations worldwide and slavery that has been abandoned largely. Remnants of these practices may go on, but those are anomalies that go on to underscore the facts that the world is turning against these evil practices. Many nations worldwide has currently abandoned the usage of the death penalty. Consent against the use of death penalty has not been formed by the world (Stuart, 2002). The most popular countries worldwide, China, executes a lot of people yearly and the United States which are the most powerful nation uses death penalty time to time. Worldwide, eighty four nations have retained the use of death penalty. On the other hand, the number of nations using death penalty is reducing and there are possibilities that worldwide opinions and pressure are going to gradually influence all nations in abandoning death penalty. This paper will look at the trends used in eradication of death penalty and advantages and disadvantages of death penalty. Trends in Eradicating Death Penalty Worldwide
In 1986, forty six countries had eradicated death penalty for normal crimes. After sixteen years, the number of nations in the same group had doubled to eighty nine. Furthermore, other twenty two nations had stopped implementing death practice, bringing the total number of countries that did not implement death penalty to one hundred and eleven. In a book on world advances in the death penalty, the author Roger Hood stated that the yearly average rate at which nations have eradicated death penalty has risen from 1.5 to 4 yearly (Harold, 2008). In a world whereby death penalty has been put into place in nearly everywhere, abolition is an intense turn around. Even though formal...
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