The Issue Of Capital Punishment Essay

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Issues with Capital Punishment
Capital punishment, also known as death penalty is a legal procedure in which a state executes a person for crimes he/she has committed. This punishment has been implemented by many states and used for barbaric crimes, especially murder. It is also used on crimes against the state such as treason, crimes against humanity and violent crimes. There are mixed reactions on capital punishment depending on one’s faith. In my view, I am not in favor of capital punishment as I strongly believe that death penalty is unacceptable and an inhumane practice for it denies one’s right to live. Death penalty does not deter crime, it is an act of punishment, it costs more than life imprisonment, and worst of all, risks executions of innocent people. In countries where the death penalty remains, those victims die at the hands of that state but more importantly they are left to die by their own home states (Conall 1).
Death penalty is an unacceptable, immoral and inhuman act that should not be supported. Since death is regarded as an evil and it is always wrong to impose anything evil on anyone, capital punishment should be considered wrong. It violates an individual’s right to life by denying him/her the right to live. In addition, it disrespects and lowers value of human life. It is a cruel punishment and people suffer both physically and emotionally before their execution. The actual mode of execution may be relatively humane, but the waiting period, and

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