Why ‘Death Penalty’ is an Intimation of Frailty

  • September 13, 2017
  • 10:30 pm
  • lexshreya

A long-lasting and and probably never-ending debate about the legitimacy of the “capital punishment” has pervaded through the history of independent .

Inalienable Right to Life :

Some rights are entitled to be bestowed upon a human being, just by virtue of them being a human being. Irrespective of the kind of actions they do, or the kind of humans they are, they deserve their ‘Human Rights’ to be intact.

Retribution – Death is not enough :

Retribution is essentially the principle of “tit for tat” where a criminal is punished. There are two main reasons why punishments are given for crimes – to punish the culprit for his wrongful deeds; and to provide the sense of justice to the victims.

Reformation – A failure :

The State has the responsibility to take care of all the people. It plays a paternalistic role, where it acts like a father-figure with the object of protecting its people. In case people within the responsibility of the state act in an unconventional.

Public Message :
Apart from the weakness of the state, the existence of death penalty implicitly opens other debates. So, if an individual kills someone, for whatever reason, it is the worst wrong ever. However, if the state kills someone when they deem fit, then it .

Deterrence :
A very common argument in support of death penalty says that the presence of death penalty as a punishment serves as a deterrence for future offenders. However, if this were true, then by virtue of death penalty existing for such a long time, crimes .

Conclusion :
There are other arguments on practical grounds as to which method of punishment is more feasible. However, principally, death penalty does not serve the purpose it is meant to serve, besides being a clog in the effectiveness of criminal justice system.