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capital punishment should not be abolished

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Started: 7/13/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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amey

Pro

Yes it must not be abolished.
neilmarc.morts

Con

It should be abolished.
just because a person is hanged to death doesn't mean that the victim is justified.
lets take an example of Delhi gang rape, hanging up the rapist doesn't make any sense there.
he should be given a punishment that would actually make him feel the pain of the girl.
and moreover punishment doesn't mean just punishing the criminal but make his realize, how that crime effects the other. you cannot hang to death all the people who go beyond the limits and make a murder. A change has to come. The accused must be punished in such a way that others after seeing the punishment should not dare to commit crimes.
An example punishment for the rapist of the Delhi case could be leaving him alone with a few gays who do the same with him but not to that extent. and this will make him realize the pain felt by the poor girl and can change him. crime's could be controlled not by killing the criminals but by changing them.
Debate Round No. 1
amey

Pro

Capital punishment is the death penalty given by the government of a country, to people who have committed hideous crimes like homicide, rape, etc. Death penalty has been a way of punishing people since ages. Although there are some countries that have abolished death penalty from their law, there are still many which still practice the act of killing a person for crime. Death penalty is prevalent in the US, Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Some of the ways of executing criminals are hanging, shooting, electrocution and giving lethal injections. People have different opinions on the issue of death penalty given to a convict. While some think that death penalty is necessary for those who have committed a terrible crime, there are others who consider it as an immoral act that goes against the values of humanity.

Advantages:
1.A person who has committed a crime like killing or raping another person should be given death penalty, which is as severe punishment as the act. It is said that when a criminal is given a death penalty, it dissuades others in the society from committing such serious crimes. They would refrain from such crimes due to fear of losing their lives. This would definitely help in reducing crime rate in society.
2.If a criminal is jailed, he may again commit the same crime after being released from prison. Giving him death penalty would make sure that the society is safe from being attacked by criminals. It seems to be an appropriate punishment for serial killers and for those who continue to commit crimes even after serving imprisonment.
3.Some believe that instead of announcing life imprisonment for the convicts, where they would have to live a futile life behind closed bars, it is better to kill them. It is said that imprisoning someone is more expensive than executing him. Rather than spending on a person who may again commit terrifying crime, it is better to put him to death.
4.Death penalty is equated as revenge for pain and suffering that the criminal inflicted on the victim. Some people strongly believe that a person who has taken the life of another person does not have a right to live. Sentencing such a criminal can give relief to the family members of the victim that their loved one has obtained justice.
5.It is also important for the safety of fellow prison inmates and guards, as people who commit horrifying crimes like murder are believed to have a violent personality and may, in future, attack someone during imprisonment. These reasons emphasize the importance of death penalty for the safety and betterment of human society.
neilmarc.morts

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
amey

Pro

please don't forfeit next round.
neilmarc.morts

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
amey

Pro

I have clearly won this debate.
neilmarc.morts

Con

neilmarc.morts forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
amey

Pro

vote for pro
neilmarc.morts

Con

neilmarc.morts forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by damienvox 4 years ago
damienvox
What do you mean we shouldn't. You gave no opening statements or anything what should a con have to do here as you neither seem to have rules either.
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