Essay on Should The Death Penalty Be Abolished?

1416 Words Jan 27th, 2015 6 Pages
Should the Death Penalty be Re-introduced in the UK?

The capital punishment in the U.K. has now been abolished for just less than 50 years. It was abolished on the 9th November 1965 with the last execution being performed on the 7th April 1964 on Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen for brutally killing the unfortunate John Alan West when they tried to rob him. Since that time many people have looked back and wondered if the Government made the right decision. This is a highly controversial topic, even today and so in this project I hope to look at both sides of the argument and from different angles.

First of all I’m am going to look at the arguments for reintroducing the capital punishment. The political arguments for reintroducing the death penalty are numerical. Politians who are in favor of the death penalty would be voted for by people who have felt hard done by the British Law system allowing their relative’s of friend’s killer live to see another day. Also the murder rates would fall as murders are eliminated and possible murders are deterred due to the possibility of being arrested and receiving the death penalty. With technology rapidly improving DNA testing and other methods of modern crime scene science can now effectively eliminate almost all uncertainty as to a person 's guilt or innocence. In a manner of speaking our justice system currently shows more sympathy for criminals than it does victims as it gives them to many extra chances in life and to soon after…

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