The death penalty or capital punishment is the punishment by death for a crime. Currently 58 countries worldwide allow the death penalty (including the U.S.) while 97 countries have outlawed it.
I would rather support the elongated torture of prisoners over the death penalty, or life in prison. The fear of being thrown into prison would send shivers down the spines of those locked in urban conflict, as well as lead toward everlasting peace within the United States.
Its hard, but terrorists, child molesters, people who commit crimes against humanity can suffer the death penalty. The death penalty can take these dangerous people out of the world, if they are not willing to change or if they are very dangerous. If we kill bad people in war, is hypocritical to say is wrong to kill bad people outside of war. Obviously you have to follow the laws and procedures.
Neutral. I do believe that only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence should face the death penalty. However, too many people are innocently convicted, the death penalty, as it is now, is costly, and life in prison is a harsher sentence.
Only for the following: serial killers and mass murderers that have no viable path towards rehabilitation; prominent and powerful leaders of terrorist organizations where there is incontrovertible evidence towards their actions in murdering innocent people; people found guilty or war crimes, or crimes against humanity.
Each case is different. I believe it should be in place, but only used for certain circumstances. The defendant can't ask for the death penalty, the circumstances must be horrific and undeniable, the family must support the death penalty and he/she can't show any signs of improvement while on death row, including remorse, marriage, children, religion.
No, but there are exceptions. Only for truly horrific crimes and if the criminal has no redeeming qualities and is a true sociopath. Criminals like that are too dangerous to be kept alive and jail is too good for him.
Crimes punishable by death (Do not kill the criminal through torture):
Mass Murder (Unless it's self defense).
Physical Torture (Including executioners).
Hate Crimes (Of all kind. Especially White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis).
Poaching (Unless it's for survival or self-defense).
The only caveat is if the criminal is redeemable. How do we discover that? Well give them a fair trial. Innocent until proven guilty. Give them a few therapy sessions and see whether they are redeemable or not.
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