Capital punishment: necessary or inhumane? Capital punishment is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the law as a punishment for a heinous crime, particularly murder and child rape. Capital punishment is also known as the death penalty, and the crimes that can lead to capital punishment are known as capital crimes or offenses.
I disagree that capital punishment should be banned. Certain crimes, such as murder, especially with aggravating elements such as multiple homicide, child murder, torture murder and mass killing such as terrorism or genocide, are still deserving of death sentence. Therefore, I think that capital punishment should not be banned but instead, restricted.
Some methods used as capital punishments are decapitation, gas chamber, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection and shooting. Past methods such as boiling and burning are cruel ways of putting someone to death, but they are not used as capital punishment today. Some countries still use capital punishment, such as China, India, Iraq, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, North Korea and South Korea, while others have already start to ban it, such as Brazil, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden and Canada.
It has been said that capital punishment is brutal, that it is according to the law of jungle - "an eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth". Murderers are indeed cruel and inhumane as the person takes away someone else’s life and the murderer should be punished for that. But apart from murder, I think all other crimes should not lead to capital punishment.
India is one Country that have not abolished capital punishment but used it more judiciously. Capital punishment serves no useful purpose. The murderer takes away the life of a human being who has his or her place in their family. By doing this, the murdered person’s family would be deprived of a family member and would have to suffer a tragic loss. Taking away the murderer’s life through capital punishment will then...