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  1. Introduction
  2. Historical review
  3. Views of Thorsten Sellin and Issac Ehrlich
  4. Instigating Fear
  5. Conclusion

Death penalty is a source of many debates all over the world. The real question is if a man has the right to judge other people's actions and take away life. Many people are questioning the effectiveness of the legal system, and as long as there is one percent chance for making the wrong decisions and convicting the wrong people, they think it should not be allowed.

In the below study we are going to review three different aspects of the debate regarding toe the death penalty. First we will check the question from the individual's perspective, and then we are going to examine the different legal systems and processes to protect individuals. Finally, we also need to review the point made by victims of crimes, to get the full picture of the current regulation and its effectiveness

[...] Like any coin, the matter has two sides. Not all the people who are executed are criminals. We all know the saying 'one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter'. Even in the example given above where the Indian Prime Minister was killed, the two accused people are imprisoned for over twenty years. One of the accused named ?Perarivazhan' was imprisoned when he was just twenty years old. He had spent all the productive years of his life behind the prison bars. [...]


[...] Death sentences are not pronounced just like that for any petty crime. Only very few people, whose guilt is proven without doubt are subjected to death penalty. One in ten judges gets to write the death sentence of just one person in their service. From the period starting from 1965 to 1980 only 2000 death sentences were passed in the United States (Greenberg, 1982). Opposing Death penalty sentences declared after very careful analysis is like mocking our judiciary system and all its proceedings. [...]


[...] However, there is no proven empirical study to prove that. The corporate responsibility they demand may be exercised by educating and taking care of the victim's family, rather than sparing their life. Conclusion Capital Punishment might not deter murder crimes to a great extent. Yet, it is still important to punish people who do outrageous crimes; no matter if they did it out of frustration, religious belief and political inclination or plainly for money. Confucius once said: there is no need for Death penalty in a community where every human being is treated as an equal. [...]

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