Capital Punishment - Assignment

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Capital Punishment
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Part 1.............................................................................................................................................1Part 2................................................................................................................................................2CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONCapital punishment is the activity of death penalty given as a punishment to a person forconducting a certain kind of crime after a proper legal trial. This practice is sanctioned by thegovernment of the state (Capital punishment,2019). This activity is for the crime which areknown as capital crimes or offences and they commonly include crimes like murder, law-breaking, crimes against humanity and racial extermination. Capital punishment is used in manycountries all over the world and there are 141 countries which have abolished capital punishmentin law or in practice.Part 1Story 1-For instance, there was a man named Robert who was sentenced to capital punishmentfor murdering a man called Alex. The reason Robert killed Alex because he was molesting hissister, it is irrefutable that murder is wrong and the people involved in it should be punished bythe law for it. However, in this case Robert was just trying to protect his sister from the personwho was hurting her. There were no other intentions to make harm to Alex. Because of thesefacts, it could be argued that what Robert did can be considered as a mere act of self-defence forthe person who was unable to defend herself at that time. It is clear that Robert committed acrime but it was not his intentions to commit, it happened because there was no other choice leftto him. Capital punishment can also result in putting innocent lives at stake at times. This actiondraws a very unclear and conflicting message, capital punishment attempt to prevent guilty frommurder and violent crimes by executing the convicted ones. It has been said that capitalpunishment is not required because there are many more alternatives to it. Unsentimentaljudgement of conviction will help discourage offenders from committing heinous crimes(Kingand Ward, 2015). Although there are many countries in the world which have abolished thisactivity completely and some countries still use it very actively. The ones which use it feels thatcapital punishment is the best deterrent to the guilty. Whereas, over 100 countries which hasabolished the capital punishment from their law feels that it is a biggest sin a society will commitby taking a life of a person. This story is concluded as, every time capital punishment is notjustified for a person in these types of cases nor it sets a great example among other people.Story 2-1
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