Death Penalty Vs Hammurabi Essay

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“Who exactly, give us the right to kill? If killing is wrong, then why are we allowed to kill?” In this paper, I will compare and contrast the code of Hammurabi and the way capital punishment was used back then, to the death penalty that is still being used in the U.S today. I believe that the death penalty as administered in the U.S isn’t considered justice no matter what the situation is. The reason being, is because why kill a criminal who should do time for his crime instead of being killed and not feel any pain? In some cases killing is considered justice because for example, if someone breaks in your home or business trying to harm you; you have the right to defend yourself even if it leads to death. In other cases it’s considered murder …show more content…
the death penalty does not apply to many crimes like with the ancient code of Hammurabi, even though the death penalty is done more in the U.S. than in other major industrial nations only certain states are allowed to do the death penalty; not all fifty states. For example, if someone commits a crime which results in assassination or kidnapping resulting in the death of the President or Vice President you will then be facing the death penalty. I believe such a severe penalty would be given to the individual who commits this crime because if the criminal finds a way to kill a person who is surrounded by guards twenty-four-seven, and can get to the person to harm them; the criminal is too much danger to the environment and …show more content…
laws because in the code of Hammurabi laws were a lot more cruel than in the U.S. Back then, you would get harmed extremely bad when you were given the death penalty, but in the U.S. there’s either an injection or getting electrocuted. My opinion on the code of Hammurabi and death penalty cases is the code of Hammurabi to me was highly unfair because for example, if someone didn’t witness and individual buying an animal he or she would get killed because there wasn’t no witness which means they committed robbery when innocent people were killed just because there wasn’t a witness and that is absolutely unfair. My opinion on death penalty cases is they are fair but not all laws. One of the laws that if you break your are given the death penalty is robbing a bank and killing someone during the process. I think it’s unfair and dumb to give someone the death penalty for doing something like that because there are people who have killed and robbed someone and they just get a certain amount of years in prison and not get the death penalty, so why is a bank so special and a human being who is being robbed and ends up killed not? The laws are not giving anyone any justice because most laws are unfair and aren’t even that much of a big deal for someone to be given the death penalty. In my own personal opinion, the death penalty laws must be eliminated in the U.S.

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