Usually a world wide topic, highly discussed among many countries. The death penalty conflicts in many ways whether in the way of peoples personal or spiritual beliefs. The reason to oppose it is because it violates the right to life and is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment (Amnesty International Video). There is never a right to take someones life for a crime no matter what the crime may be. Although as a country America has been practicing the death penalty for centuries it has never been completely approved. The questions that are debatable are which punishment method should be used when a brutal murder has been committed and under what circumstances should the death penalty be considered if any. When a person is convicted of murder they are given a death penalty case where it is “divided into two separate trials. In the first trial, juries way the evidence of the crime to determine guilt or innocence. If the jury decides the defendant is guilty, there is a second trial to determine the sentence”(Legal Process Podcast). In this way, the case is looked at thoroughly to determine the reason for the murder. Over the years, Capital punishment has been a controversial issue due to the question: “How do we absolutely know for sure that this man is a brutal murderer?” It has been held true that after the Death Penalty was given to certain people, they were then later found innocent.
Those in favor of execution as a punishment for people who commit crimes think of the death penalty as a deterrent, a discouragement to repeat the same behavior by fear.
“The death penalty makes it possible for justice to be done to those who commit the worst of all crimes. The execution of a murderer sends a powerful moral message: that the innocent life he took was so precious, and the crime he committed so horrific, that he forfeits his own right to remain alive.” (Jacoby 2003)
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