How would you feel if your mum or dad was murdered or anyone in your family, the murderer spends time in jail doing what ever he/she wants to later to walk free. I don’t know why people say killing a murderer is wrong. Surely if the death penalty was brought back, it would scare people into not commuting the crime. But what if you’re punishing a person for murder, then shouldn’t you be killed too for killing them. This could go on and on and on, because ‘he did it first’.
The death penalty is a punishment for a convict that has committed a serious crime. The death penalty was abolished in the UK in 1965 because the country realised it was wrong. The USA still allows the death penalty and convicts to be put on death row and sentenced to death by electric chair or a lethal injection. Some people say the UK should bring back the death penalty in the Britain but I disagree. In this article I am going to explain to you why the death penalty is wrong and should not be brought back to the England.
The death penalty has only been used and is still used for extreme crimes like murder and sexual abuse. China executes over 4000 of their population each year and the USA is the fifth most frequent executioner in the world is executing 50 people per year, china being first. So execution is still used a lot in my opinion both of those numbers should be zero. One reason I believe that it is wrong that it is very hypocritical. Most of the executions are for the crime of murder and the punishment is being murdered? The law is punishing someone for killing someone while doing exactly what the criminal did but using the law as a scape goat to get away with it.
The general public will lose faith in the justice system because it shows the government can’t handel things without death and suffering. This sets a bad example to the public and the government are failing their responsibilities as a high up person/people if the death penalty comes back. The government is surpose to be the people who look after us and make sure we are okay and if they are killing the people they are surpose to be keeping safe isn’t the best example to the rest of the public.
The main point is that the death penalty is morally wrong and cruel. The act of executing someone breaks the human rights. The criminal may have done something wrong and I agree that they should be punished but if you kill them they have no chance to change and feel remorseful about the mistakes they have made. Even the act of putting them on death row is wrong because it will mess with them mentally much more than being in jail.
The fact the death penalty was around in England was to make sure the criminals didn’t escape jail. They didn’t have the technology to imprison them so the death penalty was used so they couldn’t escape because there was no other alternative but we have the technology today to keep the criminals locked up of deter them from committing crimes in the first place so the death penalty is not need for the death penalty in today’s society
If it is illegal to take someone life away, Why should the government be allowed to do it? Does that make them better than the murderer? Not really, If anything worse because the government would have killed hundreds and the murder has killed one. We have the right to life, The government should not be allowed to take that away. Prison for life is perfectly fine. It’s probably worse than death because death is quick, rotting in a prison cell is not.
It is hypocritical for a mother (or any other adult) to hit a child as punishment for the child hitting.
It is also too easy, if someone murders another human being, then a quick, painless death is not sufficient punishment.
In protection of the accused, it would be devastating if the prisoner is found to be innocent after their execution has taken place.