Should The Death Penalty Should Be Punishing Criminals?

Topics: Capital punishment, Crime, Murder, Capital punishment in the United States, Prison, Death row / Pages: 4 (890 words) / Published: Jan 18th, 2018
Death Penalty

Cases of extreme violence that have ended in death have been a subject in many newspapers for many years, often being blind and not punishing criminals. Based on this an important question has been widely debated with much emphasis in recent years to know if in some specific cases of violence it is the duty of the government to execute these criminals or not, and also to what extent this violates the ethics and morals of dangerous murderers. This essay will explore some important points that support and criticize some aspects about the capital punishment which include the future murderers' prevention, violence rates reduced by the death penalty and also will also briefly analyze some ethical issues involved in this possible
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According to Smith in 2016 there were 58 countries where was legal the death punishment and they are considered millenary countries such as Iran which is considered the oldest country in the world where they adopted this kind of punishment for a long time, in that year in Iran more 977 was considered criminals and they were executed by the government. Most of the countries where many criminals were executed are 19 in Asia where was executed more than 1533 criminals only in 2016 and around 65 in African countries but there is only one American country where still exist this kind of punishment, the United States where they killed 28 people (Smith, 2016).
Death penalty can reduce the violence rates. Based on those information which 28 people were executed, there are some people against to this kind of punishment which they believe that death penalty will not bring down the violence rates but it will brutalize society. But according to Williams (2004) during 1952 in California the murder rate was 2.4 per 100,000 after when was legal the death penalty but during 1967, when they stopped executing this murder rate climbed to 5.4 per
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“Regardless of the moral status of capital punishment, some argue that all ways of executing people cause so much suffering to the condemned person that they amount to torture and are wrong.” ( Capital Punishment, n.d.). It is a fact that this generation has much more technology than any other but those innovations are not limited to heath, computer or sports, there are different types of innovation which can be applied for capital punishment because actually the technology is much better than long time ago which it means that it is much more efficient such as lethal injection and also electrocution which those case are totally bloodless and also fast, some scholar defend the argument that death penalty can be painless. But this topic is directly connected with another important point debated by those who are against the death penalty, the right to

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