The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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Register to read the introduction… The value of human life and the right to live are both strong ethical reasons to abolish the death penalty. What gives any one person the right to say that one life out values that of another, or that someone does not deserve the right to live their life? When we consider that people have learned from their mistakes and turned their lives around for the better after committing serious crimes, some ethics that people have make them reconsider capital punishment of death. We are all human which means we can all make mistakes, and the harsh sentence of death is irrevocable to be handed down for a lapse in judgment. Some people are on death row because they were defending their own life against another, but lack the resources to prove their innocence stops them from proving this. That is one of the reasons why there are legal issues surrounding the death …show more content…
If not only to provide justice and equal punishment for certain crimes, but to also help others refrain from committing such heinous crimes that can be punishable by death. Saving the lives of innocent people that suffer at the hands of criminals should be worth the ethical and moral issues that accompany the debate of the death penalty. There will always be reasons on both sides of this debate suggesting that one or the other is correct, because there are people that have been affected in different ways by capital punishment. Human nature has also suffered from people having to pay for the sins of others, which makes a difference for the innocent people that are put on death row. But the consequences that those people deal with could also be prevented by making good moral and ethical decisions to not put themselves in situations that could pose a possibility to being sentenced to death. In a perfect world there would be no need to have a death penalty, but we do not live in a perfect world and without certain laws and punishments to protect us we could be facing horrible outcomes much worse than the possibly innocent people being put on death row. Finding the data for both sides of the arguments providing information that makes me suggest that the death penalty is a good thing, as long as it is not being abused by those in

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