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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492077767 | Category: Resume references how many

Sparking many debates, Capital Punishment or death penalty seems to remain an evergreen controversial topic.  With the steep increase in crime, many seem to advocate it, while a few oppose it. Every coin has two sides; similarly this issue of Capital punishment has dual sides to it. A few vouch for it in a hope that it brings an end to the crime that is on a constant rise and their counterparts condemn it on humanitarian grounds.  Although the torment and horror undergone by the victim cannot be undone, but does a death sentence to the criminal offer any solace to him/her? For that matter, do capital punishments make a difference in the big picture? Following are a set pros and cons, five each about the consequences arising due to capital punishments.

Although there is no exact definition of Human Rights, but many who defy capital punishment say it is inhumane to sentence a criminal to death. Another aspect that the human rights activists argue is about the State not having any power to either give life or take away somebody’s life. As human beings, the basic right of every individual is to live. But with death penalty in practice, that particular country is accused of depriving its citizen of a basic right.  Criminal or otherwise, at the end of the day it is the question of a person’s life.

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    User1489668223 18 Jan 2017 07:28

    I think the death penalty is BS. Its just an easy way out for the person that committed the crime. I believe that if a person kills another person or does something just as bad then they should sit in prison the rest of their life thinking about what they did. Killing them for their crime is just as bad as what they did.

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    goldenelephant487 18 Jan 2017 01:16

    Try going here: http://www.prodeathpenalty.com

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    tinybird909 17 Jan 2017 22:55

    The best place to start, specifically for students, is at http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?did=1917 It has links to both sides (click on curriculum) and is easy to navigate. In the meantime, here are a few questions and answers about the death penalty system, with sources listed below. You don t have to condone brutal crimes or want the criminals who commit them to avoid a harsh punishment to ask whether the death penalty prevents or even reduces crime and whether it risks killing innocent people. What about the risk of executing innocent people? 130 people on death rows have been released with evidence of their innocence. Doesn t DNA keep new cases like these from happening? DNA is available in less than 10% of all homicides and can’t guarantee we won’t execute innocent people. Doesn t the death penalty prevent others from committing murder? No reputable study shows the death penalty to be a deterrent. Homicide rates are higher in states and regions that have it than in states that do not. So, what are the alternatives? Life without parole is now on the books in 48 states. It means what it says. It is sure and swift and rarely appealed. Life without parole is less expensive than the death penalty. But isn t the death penalty cheaper than keeping criminals in prison? The death penalty costs much more than life in prison, mostly because of the legal process, which is supposed to prevent executions of innocent people. What about the very worst crimes? The death penalty isn t reserved for the worst crimes, but for defendants with the worst lawyers. It doesn t apply to people with money. When is the last time a wealthy person was on death row, let alone executed? Doesn t the death penalty help families of murder victims? Not necessarily. Murder victim family members across the country argue that the drawn-out death penalty process is painful for them and that life without parole is an appropriate alternative. So, why not speed up the process? Over 50 of the innocent people released from death row already served over a decade. If the process is speeded up we are sure to execute an innocent person. Sources: Death Penalty Information Center, http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org, for stats on executions, reports on costs, deterrence studies, links to FBI crime stats and links to testimony (at state legislatures) of victims family members. FBI http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/data/table_04.html The Innocence Project, http://www.innocenceproject.org http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/COcosttestimony.pdf page 3 and 4 on why the death penalty is so expensive http://www.nyadp.org/main/70308Statements.html http://www.mvfhr.org and http://www.mvfr.org for statements of victims’ families

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    User1488811262 18 Jan 2017 04:27

    Although there is no exact definition of Human Rights, but many who defy capital punishment say it is inhumane to sentence a criminal to death. Another aspect that the human rights activists argue is about the State not having any power to either give life or take away somebody’s life. As human beings, the basic right of every individual is to live. But with death penalty in practice, that particular country is accused of depriving its citizen of a basic right.  Criminal or otherwise, at the end of the day it is the question of a person’s life.

    Once proven guilty and sentenced to death, it is not just the criminal who suffers. His family too goes through a whole lot of lows when he is given capital punishment. It is not just the defamation and media hounding that takes a toll on the family members, but also the misery of losing their loved one that engulfs them.  A futile hope to save the member of their pack stresses them mentally and emotionally. It is horribly unjustified on all levels for the family to suffer for no fault of theirs.

    If you are a confused fellow and not able to decide on which side to support then let me highlight some pros and cons of CAPITAL PUNISHMENT here. May be this gives you certain light to shape your thoughts, views and personality in turn.

    This is the strongest of all the arguments. Human rights which are defined as the basic rights to be given to an individual to lead a respectable life are considered to be the most important right to be observed by any individual. Right to life is the basic right of any human being. Every individual has a right to live whether criminal or not. No human has a right to infringe the right to life of any individual, irrespective of his deeds.

    Capital punishment, also dubbed the "death penalty," is the pre-meditated and planned taking of a human life by a government in response to a crime committed by that legally convicted person.

    Arguing against capital punishment, Amnesty International believes that "The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights.

    OPINION:
    The pros and cons of types of punishment
    by Geoffrey Partington

    News Weekly , July 6, 2013

    Perhaps the greatest revolution in education during the last half century, at least in most Western societies, has been the virtual elimination of physical force or corporal punishment in official education. For many centuries, Jews, Christians, Muslims and sceptics had accepted the Biblical injunction that to spare the rod is to spoil the child.

    In recent years, in many Western countries, bans on hitting children have spread from schools to homes. Parents may be reported by neighbours to the police, should they be suspected of any smacking.