The Death Penalty Is Immoral And Unethical Essay

954 Words Nov 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Our modern civilization consists of many different types of people. There are those who believe in good and the helping of others, while there are those who are the polar opposite. One of the most argued and disputed issues of the 21st century is how we should enforce and punish those who do not follow the laws and rules. The category most commonly used for these people is a criminal. Yes, there are criminals who are considered worse than others; however, they are categorized under the same name. Capital punishment, or the killing of someone as punishment for a crime is a severely heated topic in modern society. No longer should any government resort to the death penalty no matter how severe a crime may be. The death penalty is immoral and sacrilegious. In addition, exercising the death penalty negatively affects our economy and negatively affects the victims of the criminal. The use of the death penalty is immoral and unscrupulous. The dictionary defines a criminal as “involving illegal activity: relating to crime,” and “morally wrong,” (Merriam-Webster). How can we call ourselves good or judicious people when we allow for the slaughter of another human being? In 2014, a man named Thomas Sanders was sentenced to death in Los Angeles, California for the kidnapping and murder of a 12-year-old girl (Federal Death Row Prisoners). In the book In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote, two men named Dick Hickock and Perry Smith are sentenced to death for the murder of the Clutter…

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