Capital punishment is a violation of an essential human aspect, the right to life. It stands as the cruelest, most cold-hearted, and undignified retribution. It should be illegalized and replaced with lengthy jail terms or life imprisonment since it is final. Even if there arises evidence to exempt the person from a serious crime later, execution is irreversible. There should not be the death penalty even for serious crimes because it is unjust.
Victims of serious crimes and their family members should be given the right to justice. For example, the people who have lost their kin in violent crimes should be allowed to see the culprit serving some form of punishment devoid of recourse to capital punishment. Opposing the death penalty does not mean minimizing the level of punishment for any serious crime or condoning it. Culprits do not suffer punishment under the death penalty since they are no more. Instead, it only shifts the punishment and suffering to the innocent family members of the condemned individual without even genuinely relieving the victims’ families. Regardless of whether a person kills another, they do not deserve to be executed. Vengeance is not just and does not offer any meaningful solution. The best resolution to crime lies in reducing its occurrence without causing more deaths. A society that upholds the death penalty commits the same crime it condemns.
The death penalty is an infringement of the most crucial human aspect, the right to life. I believe that there should not be the death penalty even for heinous crimes since it is undeserved. Instead, capital punishment should be illegalized and replaced with life imprisonment. The finest solution to crime lies in reducing its incidence without causing more deaths. A country that practices the death penalty engages in the same crime it condemns.