Discuss the arguments for and against the re-introduction of the death penalty in the UK for crimes of murder.
Capital punishment is the act of executing somebody as a punishment for a crime that they have committed. Despite being around since the eighteenth century B.C, the death penalty was abolished in 1965 in the United Kingdom. Since then there has been a large amount of controversy and debate surrounding the matter, with some people wishing for capital punishment to be reintroduced for crimes of murder; this essay will review some of the arguments.
Since the abolition of capital punishment on 9th November 1965, there has been a significant increase in the rate of homicide in the United Kingdom. In 1965 the murder rate was …show more content…
In contrast to the previous argument, an argument against the death penalty would be the cost; it costs taxpayers far more than keeping someone in prison for life. This is due to the endless appeals and procedures required, and it is not unusual for a murderer to be on death row for 15-20 years in the USA. Since so many appeals and procedures are