Do you believe that the death penalty should be re-instated in Great Britain?

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Assignment Title: - Do you believe that the death penalty should be re-instated in Great Britain?

I think that fear of death discourages people from committing crimes. The penalty of death, an image of this is Timothy McVeigh who bombed Oklahoma. He felt no sorrow for the pain he had caused and he knew what he would receive in return for the slaughter he brought down upon Oklahoma. He was executed on June 11th 2002 and to this day he lives on. He is not someone that the world wishes to remember but he always will be, just like Hitler and many others who caused grief to the world. Timothy was the "master of his fate" and the "captain of his soul." He was unbeatable because each day those affected by the bombing have to remember him and know what he put them through. This should show that in some cases people would not regret in what they have done, their feelings to the subject would not change. While on the other hand death will also not change this. If they do not fear death and know that if they carry out their certain actions they will be terminated. Why give them this pleasure? In addition to this, many people say that it is not like the criminal suffers in any way.

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        However, lethal injections have not always been successful. The first lethal injection was held in Guatemala and was a painful and horrific experience for everyone there that day. The person to attach the line that was to supply the constant, steady flow of poison to the prisoner's body was so nervous that it took a long time to start the process. There was then a power cut which stopped the flow of poison reaching its prey and the prisoner took 18 minutes in total to die. This to me does not seem like an easy, pain free experience. Any form ...

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