Capital punishment in the judicial system
Capital punishment widely termed as death penalty has greatly stirred up the operation of
the judicial system globally. While more than a hundred states have completely abolished this
penalty, more than fifty countries retain it globally. However, capital punishment remains
controversial since it endangers innocent lives, does not end crime and is actually a state killing.
Precisely, capital punishment entails execution by beheading those found guilty of crimes such as
murder, genocide, war and crimes against humanity. Notably, capital punishment goes against all
religions since the matter of life and death is attributed to God. Personally, I propose that nation
should exclude the death penalty from the judicial system since it is morally wrong as viewed by
religious teachings, ethics, and human rights among other human factors.
Ethics define a set of morally accepted moral principles that govern human behavior.
Briefly, “ethics is the study of what is right and what is wrong” (Geisler and Feinberg 353).