Pros and cons of death penalty and reduction of crime rate

This article deals with importance of death penalty and draws conclusion that death penalty cannot be solution to the problems of crime. This write up deals this matter comprehensively giving the answers to two sides of the death penalty. This article gives solutions to reduce the crime rate.

Death penalty

Death penalty is terminating a life on the earth. It is inhuman act supported by law in order to save humanity from the clutches of inhumane. Death penalty is not a new phenomenon. It has been since the beginning. We have seen several instances.

Argument for the death penalty

  • If there is no death penalty, people engage in crimes as there is no hindrance to stop them mentally.
  • It provides better society. People live with peace and will not go for crimes.
  • It gives satisfaction for the person who has lost a human for the selfishness of criminal.
  • Death penalty surely reduces the crime rate.

Argument against death penalty

  • "Eye for an eye" and "Tooth for a tooth" will keep every person blind and toothless and life for a life can keep earth as cemetery.
  • If a person is hanged and later if they know that he is innocent, anyone in the world can bring him back.
  • A person cannot be criminal if he is brought up in good environment. Society and his growing environment influence him. Hence, government should provide the person a chance to live on earth as good human being.

If there is death penalty

  • Death penalty should be last resort and should be applied in rarest of rare cases.
  • It should be as deterrence and should not be used frequently.

Is death penalty only the solution to decrease the crime rate?

  • Governments should bring forward new censor laws related to Television, cinema and internet. The scenes in movies and serials are imprinted in minds of persons and they have bad influence on them which enable them do crimes in weaker situations.
  • Strong moral foundation courses in schools are to be introduced. So many has raised their voices when sex education is introduced in schools. When sex education is introduced, value education cannot be a difficult one to be introduced. Value education to reduce crime rate is better option.
  • Government should strengthen the police system by recruiting more personnel.
  • Investigation should be quick and take the help of technology to track and prove the culprit.
  • Courts should work fast and delay in justice is to be considered injustice. They should employ new generation communication technologies to get the information of various cases and video conference facilities are to be taken.
  • Police strengthening, quick investigation and judgment can help reduce the crime rates where as value education, good environment with good habits can help in breeding good values in the future generations.

Death penalty and reduction of crime rate are not related in action. There should be strengthening of areas which are related to reduction of crime rate. Governments should strengthen the weak areas of system to reduce the crime rate.


Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman20 May 2011 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

Death penalty is not a new one as invented by present peole. It is in the vogue since historical period. Why the King nedunchezhian gave death penalty to the businessman Kovalan, in Silappathikaaram. The opposed king Veerapandia Kattapomman hanged through a death penalty by British. Bagath Singh was sentenced death penalty. If there is no death penalty, the fear of doing crime including murdering will vanish from the minds of criminals. Since this is kaliyug, the criminals will mushroom, defenitely and the death penalty should be there. That too the death penalty should not be postponed on any circumstances and it should be done within a short period. Mercy petition, Appealing possibility can be applicable only for cases other than the sentence of death penalty. To avoid this the Judges should also be careful in sentencing the death penalty as a innocent should not be get punished.

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