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Should the death penalty be abolished?

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Started: 12/19/2017 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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The death penalty should not be abolished. The death penalty provides justice for murder victims family members, and has shown to deter crime.


Every crime is committed for a reason. This reason could be a unacceptable but more acceptable one such as revenge, or insanity. Or it could be a completely unacceptable reason such as a desire for money, or glory. Either way there is a reason. And by taking the life of the person who commited the crime you are taking away their opportunity to fix themselves. There is, of course, the concern for the safety of the public when releasing a know murderer into the public, and this is why psychotherapy exists to convince the murderers that the crimes they have commited are wrong and but, more importantly, not do do them again.

About your point that the capitol punishment "provides justice". Have you ever hard the expresion to wrong don't make a right?
Debate Round No. 1


The idea of a murderer changing in prison is just unreasonable. lets say the death penalty were abolished. And you put the murderers in life imprisonment. Studies say that 6500 escape from prison a year and commit another murder. By having the death penalty you are taking away any chance of that murderer to murder again. Now lets talk about the idea of two wrongs don't make a right. The death penalty is not hypocritical. It is not an eye for an eye. Most crimes involve torture, kidnapping, and assaults. The government is not torturing the criminals. Lethal injection is not torture. Furthermore, if we abolished the death penalty, criminals would now think, oh there is not punishment now, I can commit the crime and not get punishment.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lukert11 3 years ago
umm 6500??? I don't believe that, and human rights are inalienable even if you commit a murder. Two of those rights is security and life
Posted by WhiteHawk 3 years ago
If you know a criminal is obviously not going to change. Just put him to death and don't waste taxes on his carcass.
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