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Death Penalty ... From The Book Between Me And The World Freshman Essay

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Death Penalty
Dhanvi Ayar
Wheelock College
Crime has always shadowed humans since the initiation of civilization. Depending on the severity of the offence, in order to punish the culprit, various kind of punishments have been used according to the means available at the time and has kept on changing as human race developed. However, capital punishment is the only one which has survived and is still prevalent in modern society. There is a section of society which believes that death penalty must be sentenced in certain grave issues while a group of individuals has a contrary opinion. I am of the opinion that an offender must be executed in specific cases which can be considered as rarest of the rare ones, provided that he is being given a fair judicial trial and ample opportunity to prove himself innocent.
A momentous misdeed which I can think of is rape where an innocent life is made virtually lifeless until she actually loses life when she is dead. In such cases, not only the victim suffers for the rest of life but also the family members find it difficult to cope up with the unfortunate incident. Justice, in this type of crimes, hardly sees the light of day because in majority cases either the incident goes unreported due to family pressure or culprits get away due to influential background. Finally after all these, if the offender is found guilty there are Human Right Commissions who protest against severe punishments on humanitarian grounds but I ask such people what about victim’s human rights? Accused has already killed the victim’s conscious leaving just her body to ultimately die. After such cases a woman hardly has any feeling or emotion left within her. Laughter becomes an alien word or feeling rather. It is like a stage of coma where the patient is able to walk and talk with absent mind and missing will to live. You cannot...

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