Hi i challenge you to my debate.In my opinion death penalty should be used for the most egregious crime.Keeping dangerous criminal would be a threat to a society as whole.Most of them would re-offend after they are being release from prison.
I accept your debate on the death penalty. In my opinion the death penalty should not be used and I am in favour of offenders serving a life sentence, being detained to keep the public safe as opposed to taking a life. Saying most of them would re-offend when they are released wouldn't make sense for those serving a life sentence however most modern prisons work on the reformation of offenders and integrating them back into society if this is an option.
While death penalty should not be used in an exaggerated way such as misdemeanor and low level felony crime(robbery,shoplifting,burglary,etc..) would be unfit for capital punishment.But murder and child rape is a very serious crime.I don't fully agreed with kennendy vs.Louisianna that child rape does not cause death to the victim.Then what about if a baby or toddler being rape ??Would they still argue it's not a capital crime??A baby poses possess enough risk than can cause death due to sexual penetration.
Whilst murder and rape are most serious crimes we cannot look simply at that Actus Reus in question but the Mens Rea of the offender committing the crime. Many cases of murder and rape you will find mentally ill people being placed in mental hospitals and whilst this doesn't justify anything they have done it certainly makes it a hard case to establish that they were fully aware of their actions. An offenders intent is massive point of law and the decision of how to sentence someone and this only gets more complicated when you add the death penalty. As for those with clear intent to do any serious crime with no ways to defend themselves I will again quote how many individuals serve full natural lives in prison and this is a form of ongoing punishment as opposed to instant death which I'm sure a lot of killers and rapists would be happier with compared to a life locked up forever. (which can also results in their death due to inmates as a lot will harbour hatred towards rapists and murderers)
I present the fact that the death penalty is very controversial as you are effectively taking someone's right to live and many people have unjustly died due to its system. Simply put a wrongly convicted offender can come out of a life sentence with reparations, an offender who gets the death penalty doesn't
Death penalty is not injustice.A person who take away life of another such as murder deserve to pay back of what they have done.Such as serial killer,killing on account of numerous of people brutally with no mercy do you think these people should stay alive and live on our tax pay??Also i would say life in prison is much more expensive than death penalty.We have to spend a lot of our money on these bastard welfare.
The death penalty is an injustice when people are wrongly accused and sentenced to death because of it.
As for the price I'm inclined to disagree its very known that its more costly to execute people as a lot of money is poured into the death penalty in the US which is a lot more costly than life.
The main question is whether the death sentence should be used and financially it seems counter productive. Going into the moral debate of what someone deserves is difficult as arguing for taking someones life if they kill is like excusing a murder case for revenge and this could lead down a dangerous path in many cases. Another problematic detail about the death penalty, if used in conjunction with European countries, is that the EU will certainly appeal any case which opts to take another persons right to live
Overall we see a trend of the death penalty being slowly reduced and abolished in progressive countries where as in religious fundamental countries we see the values of punishment being shown and the I do think the death penalty can radicalize citizens in a society as seen in history when public gatherings were held for entertainment to watch criminals be executed. I think this serves as a reminder of how much chaos the death penalty can bring if we allow ourselves to go down to their level.