When a man in Korea raped 3 women, he was not sentenced to death. However, when an American killed just one innocent man, he was sentenced to death. This clearly shows inequality of the global crime regulations towards the guilty. The fact we should not forget is that criminals are also humans and they should be treated fairly, but because of their nationality, criminals are being treated differently. Consequently, it is wrong for more countries to implement death penalty.
To begin with, the death penalty sends a wrong message to the people. The government accuses the criminals of murder or rape, and what they do is murder the criminals. This is definitely a contradiction being made by the government. If the government wants to teach the citizens that murder and rape is detrimental, they should treat these criminals in a moral attitude. By implementing death penalty, the government is sending out a wrong message out to the citizens that killing is justified. However, whether or not the victim is a criminal, killing is killing.
Moreover, the death penalty is not a fair punishment from the view of the victims’ families. Most criminals that are sentenced to death penalty has killed a number of people not one. However, they are being punished with a lighter punishment when they deserve to be killed the number of times they killed a victim. To these criminals, rehabilitating and forcing them to contribute to society is a laborious penalty. Killing them would not be the solution to this problem, but rather motivating them to become a beneficial existence to the society would satisfy all.
Death penalty could be a justifiable punishment only in some cases. Considering that the death penalty sends a wrong message to the citizens and is not fair from the perspectives of the victim’s families, there is a need to reconsider implementing the death penalty.