Should Capital Punishment be reintroduced for the crime of murder, Discuss.

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Jason Mitchell

Should Capital Punishment be reintroduced for the crime of murder, Discuss

        Is Capital Punishment the correct sentence for a murderer? I will be discussing in my essay whether Capital Punishment should stay abolished or be reintroduced after 38 years since the punishment was banned.

Capital punishment is a form of taking someone’s life in order to repay for the crime that they have committed. There are many different methods of doing this, for example a few of them are such things as The Electric Chair, Hanging, Stretching, Stoning.

         Since 1965 people have been saying that Capital Punishment should be reintroduced. I will be stating most of the reasons these people give in the next few paragraphs. One of these reasons is the fact that prisons are getting overcrowded in England. There are over two thousand convicted persons serving life sentences in our prisons today, therefore if we were to reintroduce Capital Punishment we could resolve these problems by sentencing the people who would at present be sent to prison for life to the death penalty as a punishment for doing wrong.

        Another common point that is made is that with so many people in our prisons it actually costs us money due to taxing. And as I said before prisons are overcrowded plus every person serving a life sentence costs £400-£1000 each per week depending on the amount of security that they need and this is coming out of money that we work hard for. So without all those criminals we would be living better lives due to the fact that we would have more money.

        In addition to that the public would feel a lot safer as well as the Police Force because the criminals would no longer be around to take our money or kill us for not doing anything wrong. At the moment we are very unsafe because even the Police can’t handle them and we know this due to the fact that each year approximately 15,000 Police Officers are assaulted and over 40 Police Officers have been killed since they abolished Capital Punishment does that say something to you?

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        Similarly it will also act as a deterrent so that criminals or even any one will think very hard before they attempt to commit a crime. This will work because as we kill people for doing wrong they will realise that if they do wrong the same could very similarly happen to them if they go and break the law. So due to this the country would be a lot safer place.


Furthermore there is a saying ‘An eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth’ this means that the punishment should fit the crime. So ...

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