Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is a form of imposing death upon a particular individual who has committed a crime and is within the bounds of the legal system (Zimring). This form of punishment has survived through time and evolved to suit the changing needs of the society. It has been accepted and rejected several times that led to several reviews of whether or not it is something that should be considered as a part of the legal system. Through time, it can be said that this form of punishment can not be considered as a valid and justifiable one.

First, it is a very painful moment for the person convicted to die solely because of a mistake committed before. The pain, agony, and anxiety that his/her loved ones are definitely hard to bear and would take time to heal. It is hard for the family to go on with their life knowing that they have been hurting because of a mistake. Second, it is not conceivable for a crime committed to be corrected through another crime. It is definitely against the rules of the human society to kill people just as much as it is wrong to rape or kill another person.

Thus, those who kill people because they committed a mistake should also be killed because they could also be considered as killers. They have also done a mistake and they should also be punished for it. All of those who have committed crime did not mean to do it and have their own reasons why they have to engage in such behavior. Capital punishment should be abolished with a significant number of people going against it.

Works Cited Zimring, Franklin E. "Capital Punishment. " Microsoft® Student 2007 [DVD]. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Corporation, 2006.