Essay on Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished

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Capital Punishment Should be Abolished Evidence suggests that the death penalty does not deter people from committing crimes. It is a cruel and cold blooded form of punishment and there have been instances where innocent people were sentenced to death and later found to be innocent. The most common methods of execution are hanging and shooting. Countries like the U.S. use electrocution, gas chambers and lethal injections to dispose of the convicted. Some countries, like the U.S., have tried to minimise the pain of execution by introducing the electric chair. In some parts of the world, more pain is deliberately inflicted on the condemned, such as in the Islamic countries and Nigeria. In Nigeria the executions are done in public by a…show more content…
It would be impossible, and after the incident he/she might not remember it. A cover story in the "Time"3 presents a report about a man called Doug McCray, then 32. He had a reasonable education after dropping out of college one and a half years later to enlist in the army. He was given a medical discharge seventeen months later.He married and went back to college. But his marriage didn't last long and he dropped out of college again and turned to alcohol. Sometime between October 13 and 15, 1973 a woman was raped and beaten to death. He was arrested and charged with murder because he was drunk and could not tell where he was at the time of the murder. The FBI had matched his palm print with the one found in the women's apartment. Ten years later McCray still doesn't know if he was guilty or not. He was found guilty and is in Florida's death row. This anecdote clearly indicates the possibility of executing a person who might not have committed the crime. Some emotionally ill people would see death as the only route to freedom, so the death penalty does not deter them at all. If the death penalty does not deter many people, then why would you want to introduce it in the first place? A better deterrent is needed, which would make finding the culprit easier and quicker, making it impossible for criminals to get away with what they have done. If such a deterrent was found then criminals would have second thoughts of
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