Capital Punishment Is A Form Of Torture Essay

995 Words Jun 27th, 2016 4 Pages
Capital punishment is nothing new; it has been around for centuries. Capital punishment is practiced through the world, thirty-six countries currently use the death penalty in law and practice, and one hundred and three countries have abolished the use of the death penalty completely; whereas, six countries currently retain the death penalty for special circumstances, such as war crimes. (CIA World Factbook) Whether or not, the use of capital punishment is an effective measure to curb future violent crimes is still widely debated. Another argument that has long been debated is whether capital punishment is justice or a form of torture. The use of capital punishment serves a much-needed purpose it gives the victims and their families a voice, a platform to spread awareness about capital crimes and the power to feel that justice has been served.

People who oppose the use of capital punishment claim that its use is ineffective in deterring other violent crimes. Statistic shows that in the United States the use of the death penalty isn’t effective in deterring murder. However, in countries where the death penalty is used more efficiently, than in the United States, the death penalty is very effective. Crimes such as murder and treason are nearly non-existent in countries that effectively use the death penalty as punishment for those crimes. Another argument why capital punishment is not needed is the cost associated with it. Objectors claim that the cost of execution is too…

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