The death penalty discriminates, and doesn’t reduce murder

The Eighth Amendment states that Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. When define means that the amendment is meant to safeguard Americans against excessive punishments. The Death Penalty in a way violates the Eighth Amendment since the Amendment is meant to protect a citizen from … Read more

The death penalty: what is its place in our modern society?

Identification of Issue and Justification The use of the death penalty is embedded throughout history, but what is its place in our modern society? Despite the development of more liberal ideas, capital punishment, which is a direct violation of human rights, is still a feature of many justice systems around the world today. After completing … Read more

The Origin of Capital Punishment

There are several forms of punishment that incarcerated people are prosecuted with. One of the harshest punishments would be capital punishment, which is also known as the death penalty. According to collinsdictionary.com, capital punishment is a punishment which involves the legal killing of a person who has committed a serious crime such as murder. Some … Read more

The death penalty through history

Throughout history many saints have been unfairly martyred for bad reasons. If the death penalty was not legal these people would have lived out great and long lives. Even Jesus was sentenced to death and his ministry ended quickly. It is not up to us to decide who should live and who should die. As … Read more