Capital Punishment is Wrong Essay
Lethal injection, electrocution, hanging, beheading, stoning. Just some of the ways used to murder people in many countries across the world. But the difference with these murders is that they are committed by the state, they are given the name "capital punishment". The claim is that they are justified as a means of punishment, but can intentional killings ever be justified? Or is, as I believe, murder simply murder no matter what the reasons behind it are?
Capital punishment does not work as a deterrent, this is proven fact. A survey conducted by the United Nations in 1988 and again in 1996, failed to find a single piece of evidence to support the claim that a …show more content…
An argument put across by those in favour of the death penalty would be on the "eye for an eye" basis, i.e. if you kill then you in turn should deserve to be killed. But to me this idea simply means nothing, it is without reasoned thought and in my view doesn't stand up to any substantial scrutiny. Surely if someone has done something wrong, and it is widely recognised that they have done something wrong, then you are just as bad as them if you then carry out the same act, even if it is in