Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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Register to read the introduction… (Note that this definition does not include or suggest the intention of the killing.) Today’s society deems killing as unethical, as it goes against and beyond social norms and mores, and because of its condemnation, killing is an immoral act that cannot be justified. However, there are few forms of killings that can actually be debated on whether it is justifiable, because of the intentions and reasons that are able to substantiate that it should be permitted. This essay aims to examine the pros and cons of capital punishment, and whether it should be …show more content…
One of the reasons would be cost. Most countries that abolished the death penalty have the life imprisonment as the next highest sentence, as a replacement. However, the cost of life imprisonment is definitely much more than death penalties. Having life imprisonment meant supporting the prisoners for life until they die and that would cost a lot more than executing them. Instead of these government funds spent on these criminals, the money is better spent on the people who deserve it more, like the elderly, the poor and the …show more content…
The term ‘murder’ is also used out of context, as murder is defined as the unlawful premeditated killing of something with malicious intent. Capital punishment is therefore not a ‘premeditated murder’, as it punishes those who have done wrong. The Christian references used as a basis to support their argument against capital punishment also had some flaws,

I believe that capital punishment should not be abolished, but to remain part of the law. In the context of Singapore, the reason why Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world is because of this punishment that is enforced upon our society. Capital punishment is good because it sends a strong signal to the public, and to the would-be-offenders to think twice before committing such an offence. As Edward Koch once said:

"It is by exacting the highest penalty for the taking of human life that we affirm the highest value of human

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