Capital punishment is not about getting trophies in any trophy case, any more than life imprisonment is about putting man in a cage as a trophy in a human zoo it's about justice what the people in oklahoma city want-- and all americans who are in favor of capital punishment for a man who violently snuffed out the lives of 168 people-- is not a trophy. The question on the table isn’t whether or not the us should maintain capital punishment although some states previously allowing it have abolished or suspended its use, the united states remains the only western nation authorizing legal executions, with about 3,000 convicts currently on death row.
A: no execution is painless, whether botched or not, and all executions are certainly cruel the history of capital punishment is replete with examples of botched executionslethal injection is the latest technique, first used in texas in l982, and now mandated by law in a large majority of states that retain capital punishment.
Capital punishment - retain or not this essay tangles with the question of whether or not we should retain the death penalty within the american code of penal law there is a feeling of frustration and horror that we experience at the senseless and brutal crimes that too frequently disrupt the harmony of society.
Whatever deterrent capital punishment provides can likely be matched by the threat of permanent lockup the second historical purpose has been discredited by time: the death penalty was a powerful tool of white supremacy the antebellum south was haunted by the possibility of slave uprisings capital punishment was used to tamp down resistance.
The ends (deterrence) should not justify means (capital punishment) it is unacceptable to justify capital punishment on the idea that it will produce a desirable social end, such deterrence this is an example of the ends justifying the means and is unacceptable, as it could be used to justify, for instance, crucifixions in order to deter crime. Capital punishment is not immoral should be used because: 1 it will strike fear in criminals, therefore they will be hesitant about committing the crimes they would have committed before being informed about capital punishment 2 the only person at fault for the cause of capital punishment is the criminal.
But some in the pro-life movement and some denominations claim that capital punishment contradicts the sanctity of life7 this view stresses consistency: if we are consistently prolife, then all life—even the life of the murderer— should be protected we should not pick and choose all life means all life. Capital punishment is not immoral should be used because: 1 it will strike fear in criminals, therefore they will be hesitant about committing the crimes they would have committed before being informed about capital punishment.