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Capital Punishment - The Death Penalty
Posted 3/21/08 , edited 3/21/08
As cited from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment


Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the execution (killing) of a person by the state as punishment for a crime. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offences. The term capital origins from Latin capitalis, literally "regarding the head" (Latin caput). Hence, a capital crime originally was to be punished by the loss of the head.

Historically, the execution of criminals and political opponents was used by nearly all societies—both to punish crime and to suppress political dissent. In most places that practice capital punishment today, the death penalty is reserved as punishment for premeditated murder, espionage, treason, or as part of military justice. In some countries sexual crimes, such as rape, adultery and sodomy, carry the death penalty, as do religious crimes such as apostasy (the formal renunciation of one's religion). In many retentionist countries (countries that use the death penalty), drug trafficking is also a capital offense. In China human trafficking and serious cases of corruption are also punished by the death penalty. In militaries around the world courts-martial have imposed death sentences for offenses such as cowardice, desertion, insubordination, and mutiny.[1]

Among countries around the world, almost all European and many Pacific Area states (including Australia, New Zealand and Timor Leste), and Canada have abolished capital punishment. In Latin America, most states have completely abolished the use of capital punishment, while some countries, however, like Brazil, allow for capital punishment only in exceptional situations, such as treason committed during wartime. The United States (the federal government and 36 of its states), Guatemala, most of the Caribbean and the majority of democracies in Asia (e.g. Japan and India) and Africa (e.g. Botswana and Zambia) retain it. South Africa, which is probably the most developed African nation, and which has been a democracy since 1994, does not have the death penalty. This fact is currently quite controversial in that country, due to the high levels of violent crime, including murder and rape.[2]

Capital punishment is a contentious issue in some cultures. Supporters of capital punishment argue that it deters crime, prevents recidivism, that it is less expensive than life imprisonment[citation needed] and is an appropriate form of punishment for some crimes. Opponents of capital punishment argue that it has led to the execution of wrongfully convicted, that it discriminates against minorities and the poor, that it does not deter criminals more than life imprisonment, that it is more expensive than life imprisonment[citation needed], and that it violates human rights.



I personally think that capital punishment is really cruel but as you all have previously seen in death note it is basically mass murder........ I think that it will be horrible in the beginning as many people will die, but in the long term people will be too afraid of committing crimes and the murder rate will probably decrease and earn back the lives lost initially. I would like to see the crunchyroll communities thoughts on this punishment... whether they are for it or against it.
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two wrongs do not make a rite so killing my any means is a sin even if that person did the harshest crime in man's eyes according to god all sin are equal capital punishment is the same as reprizal killing which most government go aganst but yet still some of these same governments ok capital punishment it is still murder so even they must die by it if they sign a piece of paper saying to kill a person
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I don't feel that anyone has the right to take away a life, but I don't think we should have horrible people running around either. SO..put them all on an island and leave them.
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wattomo wrote:

two wrongs do not make a rite so killing my any means is a sin even if that person did the harshest crime in man's eyes according to god all sin are equal capital punishment is the same as reprizal killing which most government go aganst but yet still some of these same governments ok capital punishment it is still murder so even they must die by it if they sign a piece of paper saying to kill a person


Well I personally do not agree with it but even if it is a sin there would be less crime and the government wouldn't have to spend so much money maintaining prisons. Both you and I live in Jamaica and do you not watch TVJ and listen to the constant violence, a prime example is that incident where a baby was PURPOSELY killed a policeman the otherday. I am truly fed up with it, I think that in order stop this extra-ordinary violence extra-ordinary measures should be taken
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I'm torn with this issue. The arguments for both sides are strong, but I'm a mostly anti-capital punishment guy because I believe the justice system is about rehabilitation more than punishment. Maybe I'm naive, but I believe people can be redeemed. Of course, then there are economic issues to deal with about keeping people in prison... but I digress.

This is a duplicate.

Is Capital Punishment Wrong?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-86685/Is-Capital-Punishment-Wrong.html
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Lamak wrote:

I don't feel that anyone has the right to take away a life, but I don't think we should have horrible people running around either. SO..put them all on an island and leave them.


wow......that suprisingly tolerable...... just put them in some secluded area like animals.... put them in some country filled with idiots... like australia..........Joking (sry to all australians out there just wanted to ease up the mood a little bit) but really if we were to seclude the murderers in the world into a small area chances are that they'd become organized and revolt against the government and go rampaging the surrounding areas
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Lamak wrote:

I don't feel that anyone has the right to take away a life, but I don't think we should have horrible people running around either. SO..put them all on an island and leave them.


wow......that suprisingly tolerable...... just put them in some secluded area like animals.... put them in some country filled with idiots... like australia..........Joking (sry to all australians out there just wanted to ease up the mood a little bit) but really if we were to seclude the murderers in the world into a small area chances are that they'd become organized and revolt against the government and go rampaging the surrounding areas
Put them on an island with no food or tools. They wouldn't be able to revolt, but I say that's for very dangerous criminals.

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I'm torn with this issue. The arguments for both sides are strong, but I'm a mostly anti-capital punishment guy because I believe the justice system is about rehabilitation more than punishment. Maybe I'm naive, but I believe people can be redeemed. Of course, then there are economic issues to deal with about keeping people in prison... but I digress.

This is a duplicate.

Is Capital Punishment Wrong?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-86685/Is-Capital-Punishment-Wrong.html


sorry.... search was unavailable so i just assumed that there wasn't another thread, thank you for notifying me. Mods go ahead and lock if you'd like
Posted 3/21/08

Lamak wrote:


nickfdr wrote:


Lamak wrote:

I don't feel that anyone has the right to take away a life, but I don't think we should have horrible people running around either. SO..put them all on an island and leave them.


wow......that suprisingly tolerable...... just put them in some secluded area like animals.... put them in some country filled with idiots... like australia..........Joking (sry to all australians out there just wanted to ease up the mood a little bit) but really if we were to seclude the murderers in the world into a small area chances are that they'd become organized and revolt against the government and go rampaging the surrounding areas
Put them on an island with no food or tools. They wouldn't be able to revolt, but I say that's for very dangerous criminals.



yeah... they'd revert to animals because of the lack of civilization. We could see the true nature of humans come out in them and see what we'd be like without society....
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sorry nicfdr we may come from the same island and watch the same station we see the same crime and violence but remember jamaicans have a way crying when their fault or our own fault for not instilling rite from in our children if some parents taught their children right from wrong we would not need capital punishment we would thing of using sin to resolve another one
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nickfdr wrote:


Lamak wrote:


nickfdr wrote:


Lamak wrote:

I don't feel that anyone has the right to take away a life, but I don't think we should have horrible people running around either. SO..put them all on an island and leave them.


wow......that suprisingly tolerable...... just put them in some secluded area like animals.... put them in some country filled with idiots... like australia..........Joking (sry to all australians out there just wanted to ease up the mood a little bit) but really if we were to seclude the murderers in the world into a small area chances are that they'd become organized and revolt against the government and go rampaging the surrounding areas
Put them on an island with no food or tools. They wouldn't be able to revolt, but I say that's for very dangerous criminals.



yeah... they'd revert to animals because of the lack of civilization. We could see the true nature of humans come out in them and see what we'd be like without society....


Um, but wouldn't that just be inhumane? I mean, with the death penalty, at least it's painless. Or so we're told...
Posted 3/21/08

wattomo wrote:

sorry nicfdr we may come from the same island and watch the same station we see the same crime and violence but remember jamaicans have a way crying when their fault or our own fault for not instilling rite from in our children if some parents taught their children right from wrong we would not need capital punishment we would thing of using sin to resolve another one


yes true... if all people had the willpower to control themselves this world would be a much better place but it is just a fantasy. As long as human beings exist we will always desire things and that desire will always drive some poor fellow to do extremely horrible or extremely good things
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thats true completely true
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thats true completely true


I wonder how the maker up in heaven thinks of humanity on a whole..... it would be so cool if I could engage in a nice conversation with him but according to the bible. I am not worthy to even see him.
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well accept him your lord and savior and he will make worthy
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