Some people believe that capital punishment should never be used. Others, however, argue that it should be allowed for the most serious crimes. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some activists argue that the capital punishment should be illegal and while some others believe that it has to be imposed on the offenders who commit the serious crimes. In my opinion, the death sentence must be taken in account where ever it is required, and it might also work as a deterrence to the people who think of committing a terrible offence. Many human right activists are supporting the abolition of capital punishment, because they believe that governments have no right to kill people against their own will even if they had committed a dreadful crime. I believe that this position doesn’t make any sense and it will not deter the criminals from committing a crime like murder. For an example, if a dangerous criminal is not punished with the death sentence even after killing several innocent people, it might serve as an encouragement to the other criminals who are planning to do the same. There are people who strongly adequate the capital punishment, they believe that it is the only way the justice can be served to the victims and at the same time they also encourage governments to consider this option in wide variety of cases not just in big offences. If a terrorist killed large number of people and still living even after pleading guilty, that is not justifiable. In my opinion, the capital punishment should be legal, and the governments must exercise it where and when ever required. If authorities don’t discourage people from committing crimes by hook or crook, who else will? Countries that have strict laws have less crime rate when compared to the countries that doesn’t have stringent laws.