Capital Punishment Remains One O The Most Polarizing And Controversial Issues Of Today

1843 Words May 24th, 2016 8 Pages
Capital punishment remains one o the most polarizing and controversial issues of today. This is because of how much hangs in the balance of the decision a state makes on the legality and morality of the death penalty. What is at stake is not only the fate of an individual, the also the definition of morality of the state and society that condones the execution of one of its citizens, whether or not the execution is justified. There have been varying arguments on either side of the debate with different parameters like closure, justice, and religion being applied. I argue that while it must be applied with the utmost care, capital punishment still has a place in society today and can be justified.
Capital punishment is a punishment only meted out in the rarest of the rare cases and only after exhaustive proof is provided to determine the guilt of the accused. However, mistakes do occur occasionally and this is one of the arguments forwarded by its detractors. In fact, the Quran argues that it would be better to imprison or even let 100 criminals go than to kill one innocent person. However, this argument detracts from any of man 's actions because human error is inescapable. So rather than to eliminate capital punishment, active efforts must be made in order to make sure that this error is at its lowest possible level.
Now, why is capital punishment even necessary? One argument that holds water is derived from the Protestant school of thought. This argument is not only…

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