Should Death Penalty Be Legalized Essay

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I would like to ask you, what would you feel if a relative or family member of yours was accused wrongly of doing a crime he did not commit and then given capital punishment? Even if he were proven innocent later on, would that be enough compensation for taking his life away? Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I firmly believe that death penalty or capital punishment should not be legalized. First, it is inhumane. Second, there is no credible evidence that the death penalty deters crime more effectively than long terms of imprisonment. Third, there are innocents being killed unbeknownst to the common public. Death penalty is an inhumane act that contradicts our very nature. It is not only something that questions our humanity but also tells us what kind of society we want to live in. Do we want to live in a society that prohibits us from making better choices? Do we want a society that considers killing over living? There are better ways of castigating people who have done a grave crime and death penalty is not one of them. During the periods when death penalty is still authorized by the government, there existed a group of judges who strongly advocated capital …show more content…
However, many studies on death penalty do not support this claim, and the rate of murders during the time when death penalty was still legal reflect no sign of decrease. It is another reason why capital punishment should not be legally recognized. One of the points of death penalty is to make it a threat to criminals so that they wouldn’t be compelled to do crimes. But according to statistics, capital punishment is neither a factor in the increase nor decrease of crime and murder rates. Another factor that contributes to the reason why death penalty should not be legalized is because it encourages fear to be the pioneer of mainting order in the society; and that is not the case at

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