Capital Punishment and its Controversies

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Capital punishment uses death penalty as a form of punishment in many states and countries. It is a practice that has raised endless questions all over the world. Capital punishment or death penalty policy has changed in many countries overtime. Countries such as, New Australia, Zealand and 15 states in the US do not have capital punishment. One of the major concerns arising with capital punishment is because it causes ending of a human life. People and organizations of different backgrounds are not pleased with the practice because it undermines humanity. Society being mixed of different people there are different opinions. Some people argue that it is effective while others condemn it because it oppresses the less fortunate and the poor…show more content…
As a result, these poor people are put on death row which is completely unfair. Notably, persons that are tried for offenses which are punishable by the death penalty are normally assigned to bad lawyers if they are unable to hire competent ones. These results, to some people being unjustly and unfairly executed. Since the justice system is biased and subject to error, death penalty should not be justified and therefore should be forbidden. Immorality is another reason why capital punishment should not be allowed. Most of the religions are against murder and argue that it is morally wrong. However, capital punishment ignores the views of these religions. “No matter what the circumstances are, killing people is inhumane. By allowing the death penalty, humanity is lost. Therefore, capital punishment is associated with so many evils. Subsequently, because it is wrong in many ways, it creates major controversies and therefore it should not be allowed. It is immoral, unconstitutional, and it has a legal process that is subject to error” (Meltsner, 2011, p. 62). Currently, new technologies are being developed day in day out in efforts to civilize executing people. For example, in France the guillotine was recently developed a civilized and quick means of executing criminals. Today in the United States, capital punishment is conducted through many ways including; electrocution, lethal gas and injection. Statistics indicate that three
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