Essay on Should the Death Penalty be Abolished?

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Should the death penalty be abolished?

The death penalty does one thing it “kills.” It temporarily takes away the pain for someone’s loss, but in the end it does not bring back the person you loved. The death penalty has been considered to be one of the most cruel and unusual punishments for sentencing criminals. I do not believe the death penalty should exist, even when the most heinous crimes have been committed. The death penalty will always be a debatable topic because no one should have the right to decide who should live or who should die. I find it strange we live in a society where we value life, but at the same time we have no problem taking a life.

Part I: Thesis

From a Christian standpoint it is our moral duty to
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The problem is most individuals come with a bias, and will make decisions from their own personal perspectives. And, unfortunately we have a criminal justice system that is flawed, and decisions are made on moral judgment instead of principle fairness. In society, it is expected that everyone is to follow the rules, and, when they are broken, we expect the law to take care of us in the sense that they will bring justice. But when the justice system is broken and tainted, how can the system be trusted. The American criminal justice system should be based on the principle of fairness and be blind to factors such as race, gender, and social class. For example, in the Midwest, there prison population has one of the most disproportionate minority incarceration rates in the entire nation. African-Americans are disproportionately arrested, and currently two-thirds of black people in prison are serving life sentences.

The death penalty was introduced in the early Eighteenth Century B.C., and was used on those who committed any type of crime. Death penalty, also referred to as capital punishment, is the judicial process where an individual is executed, by means of legal proceedings, for some heinous crime that has been committed. Capital punishment was legal until 1972, when the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in Furman v.…