For instance, in America an individual might be in waiting death for quit long time, over 10 years, perhaps waiting the result on appeals put forward. Such a person would have high chances of evading capital punishment especially if well connected and is white and affluent without considering the crime weight. In fact, studies indicate that in America white convicts are mostly legally bound to capital punishment for severe murders and have high probabilities of escaping punishment (“Capital Punishment,” n.d.).
It is also important to understand offenders as human beings have life and are bound to various emotions like other normal people. Many will agree that there will not be a compassionate way of killing a person despite the saying of the law. All executions cause suffering to the convicts not mentioning the fact that if one understands that he/she is getting a death sentence would definitely terrify one.
In conclusion, capital punishment is thus unacceptable practice socially, ethically, spiritually and physically and all should avoid it as much as possible.
It is an awkward way to end ones life and thus one may lack the opportunity to reform and perhaps have a better life in the society. This practice can terminate life of a person who might not be guilty as well as inflicting suffering to the relatives and should classify different from other extrajudicial executions. However, in worst cases that may involve extreme offenders, capital punishment might come as the last option and legal way to perform such executions as it can eliminate radicals in the society, although might be greatly disputed as it violets human rights.
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