Critical Review

Critical Review - Research Essay In today's modern society...

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Research Essay In today's modern society, various nations have punished their criminals using different methods; however, capital punishment or death penalty is the lawful infliction of death as a punishment which sanctioned by the government. According to Amnesty International (2015), 101 countries have canceled the death penalty for all crimes in law, while 37 countries are still use the death penalty in law and practice. However, several governments around the world are against it and some support it. Therefore, it has caused a lot of conflicts. In the article titled “Capital punishment: The slow death of the death penalty” by The Economist (2014), convinced the reader that the percentage of people who support death sentences and executions are going down sharply. Regardless of the nature of the crime, capital punishment can never be considered as an acceptable punishment by any government because it has no deterrent effect at all. In addition, the death penalty is more expensive than other punishments for criminals. Finally, once a prisoner was executed, nothing can be changed if the mistake has been done. Firstly, many governments disagree with capital punishment because it does not deter crimes. It also has failed to deliver on the promise that it will make people safer. For example, according to Amnesty International (2014), the death penalty is wrong because it denies the human rights and the human right to life. In the article the author states that the death penalty is not a solution to help build a better society, it is a burden on country and does more harm than good. Besides that, Moore's (2012) research has compared the death penalty is the same as gun violence, it is a puzzle has no solution and is a shame of America. Additionally, Capdevila (2011) also believed that the government should completely abolish the death penalty and to ultimately eliminate the punishment altogether from other States. On the other hand, Professor Fagan (2016) cites the administration of the system of capital punishment in the United States, and also the changes in crime rates in American cities over the past three decades has not decrease despite some death sentences were issued. In his article he stated “Some researchers argue that even murders of passion, among the most irrational of lethal crimes, could not be deterred by the highest punishment”.
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