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The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished: DISCUSS The death penalty originated when man's primitive ancestors were permitted to punish the perpetrator of a crime. Making both the murderer and the victim suffer, the death penalty was obviously not the answer to some. To compensate for a committed crime -in this process- the human life is stolen. The countries that carry the death penalty use it as a punishment for intentional murder, espionage and treason. Today the process is virtually abolished in Western Europe, Latin America and United Kingdom. Nevertheless, some countries, looking at this through a religious perspective, still apply this for sexual and religious crime. This topic has been brought to the world debate for many reasons; two of them being innocent lives spared and terrorism. There are a number of incontrovertible arguments for and against capital punishment. Supporters of the death penalty claim that true justice can only be served by the death penalty. As the offender has committed such a harsh crime, only a punishment to the fullest extent should be given. ...read more.


When the murderer kills, it is in a still mode; it is inadequate to think of any severe consequences. In addition, the offender does not expect to be caught and doesn't think about the difference in death and imprisoning. In the act of murdering, the offender is still alive, alternatively, the victim is dead and its family is suffering. Since there is no way to make the situation fair by having none of the parties suffer, the alternate is used. The death penalty makes the situation fair by making both parties- victim and killer- suffer; moreover it abolishes the murderer from killing again. As the offender compensates for the crime it then feels empathy for the victim as the perpetrator is put into the same situation as the victim was. Conversely, by having two lives taken, there is more anguish. If the offender is executed, it will not bring the victim back to life. Instead the murderer should pay blood money, where the money would represent the nihilty of the victim's life. ...read more.


When the taxpayer's money is going to feed the criminal, the atmosphere is ambivalent. The criminal is the taxpayer's enemy, so then why is the committer being fed by its enemy? If the tax is going for criminals, then it could have rather been given to old, homeless people. Yet again, paying more once instead of paying little, an ample amount of times, seems logical. When the taxpayer's money goes to the death penalty, the tax is more efficient as the murderer is being killed and disappearing out of the society's life; which obviously leads a decrease in murder. The Criminal Justice System is spread around the world to control crime and to achieve 3 main objectives: detect crime, support victims and punish more offenders. The CJS works by giving adults (18+) a severe punishment while children (10-17) are warned or reprimand. I personally think that the death penalty should NOT be abolished because; already there is an ample amount of chaos in our world. For me imagining the consequences is a difficult thing to do. Imprisoning is futile and a waste of time. This process- capital punishment- serves the offender in the perfect way to tell others not to murder. ?? ?? ?? ?? Areej Karim 9A ...read more.

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