Death Penalty Should Be Banned Essay

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Capital Punishment has always been one of the most controversial ethical debates in modern history. Many have said that it had a positive effect for preventing violent crimes and should exist in the country. (Cass R. Sunstein & Adrian Vermeule, 2006). However, in my perspective, death penalty should be banned, because it has irreversible effect on misjudgment of innocents. To be clear, I am concerning with the typical cases of death penalty from ordinary crime. The cases where have been judged by local or national courts. Criminals who ought to be judged by military courts and need special considerations are out of discussion. Moreover, I am not going to consider whether is it justified to kill a guilt criminal. The discussion will be centered only on the severe irreversibility of death punishment.
Death sentence has its unique idiosyncrasy: irreversibility. If one is sentenced to death, the process of depriving his life is irreversible. This unique identity makes death penalty stands out from the rest criminal sentences. After all if one has been found innocent after the execution, any compensation would seem to be worthless for him. Therefore every sentence has to be justified to make sure no innocent is killed. This kind of false execution has resulted in huge amount of innocent deaths, which I believe is an inevitable problem. In fact, I believe the absolute accuracy of judgment is impossible to achieve. According to a new statistical study published in the…

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