• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Writing to Argue- Should the death penalty be reinstated?

Extracts from this document...


Writing to Argue- Should the death penalty be reinstated? Last week America executed their 1000th person. Should we view this as a momentous occasion or a travesty in American history? The bible states "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" but surely murder is not the answer in the 21st Century? The death penalty is barbaric, primitive and inhumane. When the word death penalty is used, it makes yelling and screaming from both sides of extremist. One side may say deterrence and the other side may say, but you can execute an innocent man. Those who want the death penalty reinstated say that it can reduce the crime rate in the UK. For example it will deter people from committing more crimes. ...read more.


Families and the general public who have lost a love one by a murderer would want to seek revenge by putting them on the death penalty. If a criminal has murdered a 5 year old girl, why shouldn't the criminal die for his misdeed? In contrast, what would it accomplish if putting someone on the death penalty? The victim is already dead, there's no way you can bring he or she back. If putting a criminal on the death row, you are killing someone who has already killed; in the end the criminal will be the victim and you are going to end up being the murderer. ...read more.


Even though a person had murdered someone, where we as a community get off killing someone? God made our lives, and he should be the only one to take it away from us. In conclusion, the death penalty is one of the most debatable in the criminal justice system. There are many advantages and disadvantages of the death penalty. In my opinion I think the death penalty should not be reinstated because there's always a chance of killing the innocence. If putting the guilty on the death penalty, what exactly would it accomplish? It will accomplish the criminal being the victim and you being the perpetrator. You are doing the same deed the criminal had done. And I agree, God made our lives and he should be the only one to take it away from us. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Capital Punishment section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Capital Punishment essays

  1. Death Penalty Opinion.

    Which world would we prefer to live in? Since it is better to kill a murderer to save innocent lives than to allow the deaths of innocent people to preserve the life of a murderer, capital punishment is a practice our society must have.

  2. Should the death penalty be used lawfully in civilised society

    take a chance; this means that even though there will be the threat of murder, there will always be some people who will either not be bothered, or they will take the risk, as it will make the whole murder more exciting.

  1. Is the death penalty the best protection from a murderer? Is justice for the ...

    Studies show that in the last century, at least 400 innocent people have been convicted of capital crimes they did not commit. Of those 400, 23 were executed. Since the reinstatement of the death penalty, 102 men and women have been release from death row just some minutes away from execution.

  2. Compare and contrast the themes of death in Everyman and Morality Play

    In "Morality Play" it is conveyed that although someone can be corrupted, they can still be a good person. Both morals relate to religious themes of the play and novel as they convey how God is forgiving of peoples sins and this is why we see both protagonists attempt to

  1. Death Penalty

    In Luke, the repentant thief said he and the other offender had justly receiving the death sentence but Christ was guiltless. "And we indeed, for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss."

  2. Death penalty.

    His story shows how much influence the government can have on the people. Because of the government being the one to justify something so simply as murder, the government is actually saying that a group of people can decide by the facts presented whether somebody should be killed or not.

  1. Is an eye for an eye a legal remedy in the 21st century?

    This evidence is remarkably engraved in the Paleolithic caves of Addaura in Sicily. The engraved is an image of several standing human figures grouped around a crouching man, who appears to be tied up so that he would strangle himself if he tried to stand.vii Penalties where such punishment were

  2. english original writing

    Well at least I thought I was as I opened the door at my husbands best friend lee was stood

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work