Task2 - Ethics >> Rescinding the Death Penalty/ Thu, Thanh, Van & Trang/ Tom

"Rescinding the Death Penalty/ Thu, Thanh, Van & Trang/ Tom"

There are widely different views on the question of whether people should rescind the death penalty or not. In this essay, I will consider both sides of the issue, and also give evidence for the reasons why it should be abolished and why not. In my opinion, capital punishment is a brutal policy that should not be carried out.

To start with, there are two main reasons why some people support the death penalty as an appropriate punishment for criminals. First of all, it shows justice for not only the victims but also their families because of a belief which is 'an eye for an eye'. In addition, most criminals who commit serious crimes cannot be re-educated inside prisons, and if they can get out of prison, they might commit more crimes and become a threat to society again.

On the other hand, others in the community oppose capital punishment and believe that it should be prohibited for the following reasons. Initially, human lives are valuable, thus, the authorities should not take away anybody's life in order to maintain the laws of human beings. In particular, if a person kills someone and then we kill that person as a punishment, it means that we are just doing the same action as that criminal. Secondly, instead of killing the people who kill other people, the government can punish them with a life sentence, and inside prisons criminals have to work to compensate for their crimes. Another reason why it is better to ban capital punishment is that it shows the humanity of a community.

In conclusion, some countries around the world have already abolished the death penalty such as South Korea, Australia, France and Spain. It can be seen that in these countries it is having a positive influence. Therefore, life sentences can be applied as a replacement for capital punishment, and in the future it will become part of every country's laws.

Comment from ITP

You have given good consideration to a highly contentious topic. Good argumentative language: widely different views In this essay, I will consider both sides of the issue, and also give evidence for the reasons why............ To start with, there are two main reasons why some people support On the other hand, others in the community oppose