Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished
Evidence suggests that the death penalty does not deter people from committing crimes. It is a cruel and cold blooded form of punishment and there have been instances where innocent people were sentenced to death and later found to be innocent.
The most common methods of execution are hanging and shooting. Countries like the U.S. use electrocution, gas chambers and lethal injections to dispose of the convicted. Some countries, like the U.S., have tried to minimise the pain of execution by introducing the electric chair. In some parts of the world, more pain is deliberately inflicted on the condemned, such as in the Islamic countries and Nigeria. In Nigeria the executions are done in public by a …show more content…
Duffy, former warden of San Quentin Prison in California, and others have testified that capital punishment is "a privilege of the poor." People who are inadequately represented are more likely to lose their case and this is what makes capital punishment unfair because poor people are more likely to be sentenced to death than rich people.
Murder cannot be cured by murder. The death penalty is cruel, inhumane and above all irreversible. It does not deter and isn't as effective as life imprisonment. Hugo A.