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Debate Score:10
Total Votes:10
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Pro Death penalty?


Side Score: 7


Side Score: 3
2 points

One of the very few issues I've not been able to make up my mind about? (I used to be this way with abortion but I think I have a pretty clear idea of what I think about that now.) Hey, if there's 100% proof that the person did something so disgusting... kill 'em. If Hitler was caught alive, he'd deserve the death penalty.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think, as with anything else, it depends on circumstance. If there is no doubt, 100% proof that someone is guilty and the crime is so horrific that it would warrant the death penalty, then yes. If there is even the smallest grain of doubt, or the person can be rehabilitated or even if they would be safer in jail, then I wouldn't think the death penalty would be ok.

Side: Yes

People who are pro death penalty are looking for justice.

I am not.

I am looking for safety, and death penalty does not (according to statistics) promote safety, in fact it does the opposite.

Rehabilitation is the way to go.

Side: No
FUNMUN(127) Clarified
1 point

I am not saying i support either pro death penalty or pro rehabilitation, but rehabilitation may cost a government more money in dealing with someone who already broke the law. the death penalty would be more efficient i guess, but debatable on wether that is right. i am not saying that is right or wrong just giving food for the thought

Side: Yes
shoutoutloud(4273) Clarified
1 point

Isn't safety worth investing in? I mean, personally I would rather feel comfortable letting my daughter play outside, and go outside with friends when the time comes (she's only three, so not a whole lot of outings yet).

Personally I would rather pay more in taxes when it shows to create a safer society.

Side: Yes
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point



just behavior or treatment.

"a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people"

synonyms: fairness, justness, fair play, fair-mindedness, equity, evenhandedness, impartiality, objectivity, neutrality, disinterestedness, honesty, righteousness, morals, morality

"I appealed to his sense of justice"

Rehabilitation describes specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximized results. Typically, rehabilitation helps people gain greater independence after illness, injury or surgery. Rehabilitation can also be explained as the process of helping an individual achieve the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life possible. Rehabilitation does not reverse or undo the damage caused by disease or trauma, but rather helps restore the individual to optimal health, functioning, and well-being.

What you have stated in your response is a total contradiction !

Side: Yes

I do not like people being murdered in the name of security. As a christian i don't think any crime is bigger than the other. All are equal and all deserve another chance. And the worst is, some people are murdered even though they are innocent.

Some countries have prisons where prisoners live luxurious lives. Ex. Bastoy Prison, Norway, Justice Center Leoben, Austria.

They help criminals to acquire some job skills and learn to socialise properly.when they are sure they're no more threatnening to the society, they let them go home.

So i don't understand why capital punishment is necessary.

They cannot preempt crime even if they kill dozens of criminals everyday. So the law should help rather remould criminals psychologically cos the sickness of crime begins in the mind(unless an accident).

You will never know what a criminal can do as a normal human if you kill him. We condemn them to death and the world will never know what they missed.

Side: No