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Capital Punishment

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Committing serious crimes need capital punishment so that the offenders unable continue to devise crime in the future. However, people argue that death penalty is a barbaric and violent punishment, there is still possible to lead innocent people being put to death. Thus, we can choose to have a better punishment and effective deterrent such as life in prison instead of taking the criminals’ lives.

I personally feel that capital punishment is too barbaric and violent. Whether it is a firing squad, electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection, or hanging, it is brutal to execute a person in front of crown. Also, majority of people often condemn people like Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Ladin being too barbaric and cruel when they carry out murder operation while the fact is we legalize our practice of capital punishment on them. It is rationale to kill people to show that killing is wrong? It is out of morality to murder a person who committed a murder. In contrast, some people say litigation judgment should show more sympathy on the victims rather than criminals. Victims need our criminal justice system to mentor justice but not benevolent.

Although criminal justice system is enacted to serve justice to everyone, there are still possibilities of making wrong adjudication. There are several documented cases has been proven that making wrong judgment after the innocent offenders has been executed. For example, there is case in China on December 17, 2004 where a tourist is has been utilized by criminals innocently to transport drugs into other country. In addition, death penalty is useless as it does not bring back victim life. As hate, revenge, and anger will never cure the emptiness of a lost loved one, than why should we meriting the use of capital punishment.

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