Understanding of Death Penalty

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Death penalty is the legal obligation of a sentence of death upon a convicted offender. It is another term for capital punishment. it done by means of the electric chair, the gas chamber, lethal injections, the garrotte and hanging are a few of them that are being used worldwide. It carries a dangerous risk of punishing the innocent. This kind of punishment is considered as unethical, barbaric and ineffective deterrent of crime compered to life in prison without bail. The state with death penalty are experiencing higher rate of murders than non-death penalty states (Death Penalty Information Center, 2014). Due to the number of horrific child abuse and murder cases in Namibia some people thought for a introducing the death penalty while other think as not needed. It results on different points of view.

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Understanding of Death Penalty

  1. 1. Understanding of death penalty By: Paulus A Kaupolo
  2. 2. Introduction Death penalty has been used worldwide in respond those who commit crime. IN the wake of the recent spate of horrific child abuse and murder cases, many people in Namibia are calling for a re-introduction of the death penalty while other think as not needed.
  3. 3. Definition of death penalty?  Death penalty is the legal obligation of a sentence of death upon a convicted offender.  It is another term for capital punishment.  it done by means of the electric chair, the gas chamber, lethal injections, the garrotte and hanging
  4. 4. Should Namibia introduce death penalty? • People have different view regard the introduction of death penalty. • Some of them are supporting whilst others against it. • Why different opinion? • •
  5. 5. Different opinion regard death penalty A. Save innocent lives B. It gives a closure to the a victim’s family C. Justice will be better served (eye for eye). D. Executed criminal cannot commit any more crime E. They give up their human right therefore they should die.  Risk to execute innocent people  it violate the bill of right  Mentally ill people will put to death  Family will be suffering seeing their beloved put to death by the state  It will promote violence instead of deter crime  Supporting the death penalty Against death penalty
  6. 6. Disadvantage of death penalty  When innocent person put to death ,it could never be collected  It in conflict with the bill of right that entitled every person to life, liberty and secured. 
  7. 7. CONCLUSION Capital punishment is not the way out and it will not decrease the rate of crimes but only increase the level of psychological violence in society. Therefore our governments must search for alternative methods that will not put the offender to death aiming to reduce crime, as there is no one has a right to kill.
  8. 8. REFERENCE  http://www.theotherjournal.com  http://www.deathpenelty.org/article.php?list=class&type=53&clas  http://www.americanmagazine.org/issue/100  http://www.usiberals.about.com/u/ua/deathpenaltyquestion.05.htm  http://www.thegurdian.com/law/2012/dec/05  http://www.debate.org/oppinions/  http://www.hoelsherlaw.com  http://www.deathpenaltyinfoo.org/node/523  http://www.sentencingproject.org/doc/deterrrence%20brief%20.pd http://www.informationcentre.org/2014

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