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Capital punishment is barbaric and inhumane and should be banned globally.

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Capital punishment is barbaric and inhumane and should be banned globally Introduction: Background statement: Capital punishment is the lawful infliction of death as a punishment for a wide variety of offences, which has been abolished in some countries. Thesis statement: It is clear that death penalty should be banned globally as it is a punishment of barbarity, inhumanity and it is completely irreversible. Body: (P 2) Topic sentence: Firstly, Capital punishment is barbaric as it removes the chance of rehabilitation of the criminals. * A second chance for the criminal * No contribution can be made to society (even from prison) (P3) Topic sentence: Secondly, Death penalty is an inhumane punishment, because criminals and their families are real people, and there is no humane method of putting a person to death. ...read more.

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However, there are still a number of countries retaining the death penalty. It is clear that death penalty should be banned globally as it is a punishment of barbarity, inhumanity and it is completely irreversible. Firstly, capital punishment is barbaric as it removes the chance of rehabilitation of the criminals. There are no second chances for the criminals who did feel guilty, and changed in the prison. Also, once the person dies, he could never make any contributions to our society. Sean, killed his mother and stepfather, was put in jail for 13 years before be given a lethal injection. Sean changed and became a Christian during 13 years in prison, he was also teaching the young not to be Satanism as what he was before. Sean had changed and given contribution to our society, however, he was eventually executed. ...read more.

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Furthermore, nothing can be done to remedy such a tragic situation if an executed prisoner is later found to be innocent. Capital punishment acts as a deterrent, hence prevents future murder and ensures the safety of our society. However, some criminologists such as William Bowers of Northeastern University, using the capital punishment has the opposite effect as society is brutalized by the use of death penalty, increasing the potential of more murder. There is no conclusive proof that death penalty acts a better deterrent than the threat of life imprisonment without parole, which means prisons who are given this sentence will never be released. Therefore, the safety of society can be assured without using death penalty. Overall, it is not worth taking other people's life as punishments just because they have done something wrong. There should be a ban on capital punishment because of its barbarity and inhumanity. 1 ...read more.

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