The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished Essays

1576 Words Jun 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Shante Speight
June 7, 2016
Prof. Lucius
Final Essay
Death Penalty
Word Count: 1576
Death Penalty

There are many people think that the death penalty is just punishment, but there are those such as myself who argue that the death penalty should be abolished. The topic on whether we should or should not have the Death Penalty here in United States is a topic that many debate and argue over. You have those such as myself that argue that the death penalty should be ban especially here in the United States. There should be other alternatives such as life in prison without parole that will keep those criminals who commit heinous crimes such as murder, rape etc. off the street and at the same time punish them for their actions. The death penalty or as others would call it “capital punishment” is when. People are sentenced to the death penalty by the state for crimes that they have committed. Sometimes a person can even be sentenced for crimes that should not be criminalized, or even falsely sentenced due to something wrong during the investigation process. There are so many negative aspects that comes from the death penalty which is “The death penalty breaches two essential human rights: the right to life and the right to live free from torture. Both rights are protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in 1948” Also, according to Amnesty.com, there have been 1,634+ in 2015 which is the highest number since 2989. Executions are all around the…

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