Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Not even the law should have the power to determine life and death. Death is not justice.
32 states in the U.S.A. have legalized the Death Penalty. 1330 people have been executed since 1976. 22 were executed for crimes committed as juveniles. And not all were guilty.
Capital Punishment is the killing someone under the law as the punishment of their crime.
There are many flaws in this so-called act of justice. Killing the murderer does not resuscitate the victim, it not only affects the friends and relatives of the guilty party, but it also turns one loss of life into two or more. As many people say, Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right.
Death should not become an option in the theory of the law. Putting a criminal down, is not justice nor should it be morally acceptable by society. It is, in simple fact, revenge. The law is above all emotion and deviation. And thus, should not allow the act of revenge to be mixed with justice. There is a thin line between revenge and justice, and by using the death penalty, the law is seeking vengeance for the victims.
Life imprisonment is a perfect example of an alternative method of keeping these dangerous people off the streets. They will no longer interact with the rest of society and will continue to live, but without freedom. This, in many people’s viewpoint, is much more of a severe punishment than the release that death brings.
Moreover, another alternative method is not punishment, but