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What are some arguments against capital punishment?

What are some arguments against capital punishment?

The most common and most cogent argument against capital punishment is that sooner or later, innocent people will get killed, because of mistakes or flaws in the justice system. Witnesses, (where they are part of the process), prosecutors and jurors can all make mistakes.

What are the reasons to abolish the death penalty?

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to ban the death penalty is because it doesn’t change the fact that the victim is gone, and will never come back. Hate and revenge will never cure the fact that this person is gone; it won’t cure the emptiness of a lost love one. Forgiveness is the only way to cure the hate.

What are the arguments for and against the death penalty?

There are utilitarian arguments, retributive arguments, and egalitarian arguments. Utilitarian arguments argue against the death penalty, for they look to punish criminals for the benefit and the “lesson learned” from the punishment. They believe that this is the most effective form of deterrence.

What are the problems with the death penalty?

The biggest problem with the death penalty is that there is a risk of killing the wrong person. So many factors need to be considered when putting someone to death, and getting just one of these wrong either through incompetence, bigotry, or corruption, can result in putting the wrong person down.

Why would anyone support capital punishment?

A more common academic reason given for supporting the death penalty is that it is a deterrent for others who may consider committing the same crime. One argument for punishment of criminals is that by punishing someone who has a committed a crime, others will be deterred from committing the same or similar crimes.

What are some pros and cons to capital punishment?

Pros and Cons of Capital Punishments Pros of Capital Punishment 1. Capital punishment discourages future crimes 2. Justice to the Victim 3. Avoid the Prisons from being Overcrowded 4. The Enforced Karma 5. Cons of Capital Punishment 1. No Opportunity to Change 2. Violation of Human Rights and its Practices 3. Death Penalty is Costly

What are reasons that capital punishment is good?

It’s the Ultimate Crime Deterrent

  • It Prevents Repeat Offences
  • It Helps Control the Prison Population