Capital Punishment Capital Punishment has been used around the world for thousands of
years. This punishment has been used and is still used today. In the
countries it is used in now it is accepted by their people. In
countries like England where it isn't a form of punishment, there are
many discussions on whether to bring it back as a retribution.
I am going to explore facts about the death penalty. I intend to
explore the question whether capital punishment should be
reintroduced. To illustrate my viewpoints on the subject, I will be
using a lot of facts about countries that still have this punishment,
also some bad and good reasons why we should or shouldn't have it.
In some ways I believe in capital punishment for people who have done
wrong and know what they are doing. However also I don't think the
death penalty should be used on people who have done wrong but have
mental problems, or something that affects the way they think
resulting in them not knowing what they are doing.
Over 20 countries now give the death penalty for drug offences. They
do this hoping that there will be a decrease in drug crime. Although
there is this punishment people still do drugs as they think they
won't get found out and killed. Cannabis can be prescribed for sick
people, and isn't illegal when used like this. Unprescribed it is
illegal and is an arrest able offence.
We all have the right to life, as cited in The Universal Declaration
of Human Rights. No matter what you do in life, even if it is murder
you always deserve a life. Some people have killed others by accident,
and for this they get some sort of capital punishment. Everyone should
deserve a second chance, if they change then the jury who would have
sentenced he/she to death were right in giving them a second chance.
Those who have committed a crime, which goes against The Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, cannot then expect to defend themselves
by that declaration. This means that if you have killed, for example,
which is against The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, you can be
killed for breaking it. That is a very good concept, as you should be
punished for your crime.
Knowing you may die for your crime is not a deterrent - the threat of
death doesn't stop people from driving dangerously or under the
influence of alcohol. Unless you were really stupid you wouldn't
commit a crime if you knew you would get caught for it. People commit
crimes thinking they wont get caught, and for the minority this is
There was a recent story about someone from Sunderland who had a
random D.N.A sample took, this proved him to have committed a rape in
the mid 1990's they have him and he is being tried for his crime, he
thought he had...