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Debate Score:32
Arguments:23
Total Votes:38
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Is the death penalty effective?

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1 point

I guess I ultimetly see it as it's one of those "you get what you deserve" situations. However, for those horribly sadistic killers out there who get the painless lethal injection, it still doesn't seem fair does it? It would almost seem worse in some cases, to have them locked up in solitude for a lifetime... So yes, although I do agree with the death penalty, it doesn't erase all of the pain they cause, and it will never bring a sense of justice being served, or a peace of mind, to the family's who lost someone they loved because of this person.

Side: For
2 points

Hi Lindsayrae!!

Of course, it`s very difficult for each family to lose someone they loved!!! Therefore, the person who kills other people and greatly disturb the family of the murder must take high-level punishment!!!! What about killers` fair? Actually I don`t know they fair or nor, but I guess they do because they know that the last years of their lives will be spend in the prison and their death will be their too!!!!!

Side: For
LoveU(348) Disputed
1 point

So you agree on killing people for those who kill people and you may also believe the contradicting statement " to be fair with the killer is by being a killer. "

Side: Against
LoveU(348) Disputed
1 point

it's one of those "you get what you deserve"

Yeah they deserve death but it's not right to kill

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still doesn't seem fair does it?

killing doesn't make anything fair.

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So yes, although I do agree with the death penalty, it doesn't erase all of the pain they cause, and it will never bring a sense of justice being served, or a peace of mind, to the family's who lost someone they loved because of this person.

Then death penalty is unbeneficial.

Side: Against
1 point

definitely!most of the criminals keeps on repeating their diabolic doings so if we want to live in a tranquil state.we must support DEATH PENALTY

Side: For
BenWalters(1513) Disputed
0 points

What about life imprisonment, there are very few chances of escape from this, so people will not repeat crimes against society. It is far from a must support policy.

Side: Against
oneaboveall(49) Disputed
2 points

life imprisonment is good but death penalty is better.despite the fact that life imprisonment is an option to achieve tranquillity,Death penalty is much more effective than life imprisonment because as you see in our generation most of the criminals are extemely violent and immoral.

Side: For
geergers(3) Disputed
1 point

death penalty is more effective than life imprisonment since it would make the people who are planning to commit crime to stop what he is planning since death penalty is more horrifying than life imprisonment and by approving death penalty it has a large chance of decreasing the crime rate in a large number.

Side: For
1 point

The death penalty is indeed effective. It gets rid of the dirty criminals and lowers the chance of them striking again..... like they never strike again, cuz they are dead. Anyways, as stated in previous debates, it is like a get what you deserve thing. But that only brings the fact that the executioner kills people for a living, which makes him a murder.. does that mean the executioner deserves to die?

Side: For

I only want the death penalty to be brought back for serial killers..Death penalty should scare serial killers and force them to stop murdering.

Side: For
0 points

Hi!

I am the creator of this debate. With such debatable and important theme i would like to encourage other people to think about this serious problem and they must know that "death penalty" is the best way to control each country.

What is about serial killers? Of course, they must be seriously punished and such kind of punishment is exactly for these killers. For instance, in China in 2011 (9 of October) were killed two men, who killed 22 innocent citizens of this country. These two men were not the citizens of China. After this incident, little by little the level of crime decreases!!! It shows that the death of these killers force others to stop murdering!

Side: For

There is also the Zodiac Killer and Jack The Ripper, they could have been executed.

Side: For
3 points

Why is it still necessary if it has been effective? Because it is NOT deterring anyone. Human beings glorify violence and death, in video games and movies. No one sees a murderer get convicted, sentenced to death, appeal for 12 years before they die, then decides to not commit any crimes because the consequences are just too dire. As long as there are loop holes in the system, and the current appeals process can be exploited, no one fears the death penalty.

Side: Against
canteenkenny(62) Disputed
1 point

The death penalty is not supposed to deter anyone, except for the one being executed. And it works, every time, guaranteed. There is only one purpose for the DP and that is to make sure that this murderer does not murder again.

Side: For
Babybull(19) Disputed
2 points

Sorry to say, but you are wrong (at least half wrong). I agree that the DP is meant to exact an eye for an eye punishment, but it was also always meant as a deterrent. Why do you think that the Romans would hang criminals from a cross in a PUBLIC square? Or why there are public beheadings and canings in the middle east? Countries that conduct capital punishments in private are defeating the purpose. I am not suggesting hangings on national t.v., but countries that have swift and sure executions have lower homicide rates.

Side: Against
akmus9293(23) Disputed
1 point

Whenever something is being done, it has both its positive and negative sides. Therefore, the process of death penalty is favorable from one side however it makes people to understand that violating rules is wrong due to its consequence.

Side: For
LoveU(348) Disputed
1 point

violating rules is wrong due to its consequence.

No, it is wrong because it is immoral. Now if we're going to do the same as the violaters we're immoral.

Side: Against

The Death Penalty is barbaric and if a wrong person is executed, he cannot be brought back.

Side: Against
2 points

Hello a,

Nahhh. By the time it’s carried out, the prisoner has already served what is ordinarily a life sentence. Sounds like double jeopardy to me.

excon

Side: Against