Capital Punishment: Boon or Bane?

Capital Punishment: Boon or Bane?

Capital punishment was thought of for the good of society. The objective is to stop people from committing violent and offensive acts. Although it was thought of for the good of humankind there, are many reasons suggesting that the sentence of capital punishment is unnecessary. Capital punishment is an abuse to humanity that only brings society down to the same level as the criminal. It does not intimidate people. It is less effective than life imprisonment.

If a country feels, so strongly that murder is wrong and criminals should be killed wouldn’t we be committing the same horrid deed by killing the criminal. Killing a criminal does not bring its victim back to life. It achieves nothing but the death of still another person. Some religions believe god put us here for a reason if we kill a person prematurely it is ruining gods will. The controversy over capital punishment began in the eighteenth century and continues today. Throughout the world innocent people are executed in several inhumane forms which the United States should not follow. Today there exists a raging debate on whether the death penalty is economically, morally, and
legally justifiable, or still just cruel and inhumane.

In the past, capital punishment horrified people, which deterred them
from committing crime. In England, the country from which the United States
adopted the death penalty, the death penalty was imposed for a rather large

number of offenses in an effort to discourage people from committing crimes.
Methods of inflicting the death penalty have ranged from stoning in biblical
times, crucifixion under the Romans, beheading in France, to those used in the
United States today: hanging, electrocution, gas chamber, firing squad, and
lethal injection. There were drastic penalties for such serious
crimes as homicide. Execution was a suitable punishment for those times. Today,
though, the law is not as strict. This leads potential criminals not to fear the

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