16+ Main Pros and Cons of Death Sentence

The death penalty has been the most exaggerated topic the judiciary of United States is dealing with and somewhere death penalty counts to be the most hyperbolic situation in which the elites of the SC finds themselves quite difficult to manage with their justifications and judicial statements and thus the penalty carries with itself a hypocrite filled with props and cons which sometimes has it unleashing miscellaneous effects on the people of the democracy.

The word “Death” itself is a synonym to fear and fragileness and thus due to critics’ oppression death penalty has gone through several ups and down’s in the judicial map of India.

Pros and cons of the death penalty.

The effect in one’s psychology and mind

The death penalty resumes a much hard and stronger effect in one’s psychology and mind having quite a lasting effect to sterilize the impact not only upon himself but also on their family members or relatives broadcasting them to feel guilty about things they have not yet been witnessed to.

Disposes of interpersonal relationships

Death penalty Furthur disgrades interpersonal relationships and thus claims to be the most critical view of all time and further elongating matters to be more worsen death penalty is summoned to be inhuman and disgrace towards mankind. When the word death is spoken about there are miscellaneous other things that comes to one’s mind which at all provokes for a lasting effect throughout those little days the person is going to live further.

The death penalty is effective and beneficial

As living in this democracy of more than 1.2 billion people heinous crimes have seen its furlong extent and thus death penalty has ridiculed the fearless acts done by these mind predators and has truly instilled fear in the mind of such rougher.The modern death penalty in the United States as evolved into a process that is intended to be painless and effective. Lethal injections of medication cause a person to stop breathing and their heart to stop beating.

Although shortages of drugs from manufacturers have created issues with executions in recent years, including people surviving the execution attempt, the process is much more compassionate than electrocution, firing squads, or hanging, which were common execution methods in the past. 

Citing mercy petition

The biggest con of death penalty is the mercy petition which could be filed by the culprit in order to seek mercy and often it has been witnessed that death penalty fortuned and removed with a bestowed blessing thus leaving zero impact on the heinous minds.


Whenever a death penalty is been upheld or imposed by the judiciary the countdown starts for that particular day onwards and in many cases the democracy has been a witness to procrastination of the sentence thus formulating a meaningless judicial statement.

Political influence

Whenever there is a death penalty upheld or imposed the political scenario changes of that particular area and besides candle march political influencers uses these imprisoners for a rampant through their own victory campaign making the issue completely political and stereotypical.

Media provoking undue misinterpretations

Whenever a death penalty is been announced media starts playing its key role in getting a bite throughout the ridiculed scenario and sometimes even they start creating their own strategy which misleads the democracy, evidence, and information and thus accidents take place creating polls for the innocent to be hanged till death.

Since the 1970s, over 160 people have been executed after being initially convicted of a capital crime. Although we may never know how many people have been wrongly executed, there are recent examples of potential innocence. Cameron Willingham was executed for killing his three children in a fire at his home, despite the fact that 8 different experts say the conviction was based on improper science.

The case of Carlos DeLuna even brought a rebuke by Justice John Paul Stevens against the use of the death penalty because of the risks involved in killing an innocent person.

Death- a punishment or an end statement

This still remains the most debatable topic of the hour and while onlookers think death to be a punishment for the roughs the judicial critics defines death as an end statement because death can’t be analyzed as a punishment. The person is killed and thus punishments are not formulated to kill mass.

The death sentence is awarded for a heinous crime and thus the one who deals with such kind of punishments are often termed as victims of murder by the judiciary of this democracy.Data collected in the United States, as some states have capital punishment and others do not, shows that there is a clear discrepancy in the rates of violent crime. It should be in the states with the death penalty, but the opposite is the case.

The states which have the most executions also have the highest murder rates. In recent years, Illinois, Connecticut, New Mexico, and New York all abolished the death penalty and experienced a decrease in their murder rate in the following years.

Death penalty or life imprisonment

This is another critical topic that is discussed in this era of modernization where critics proclaim that death sentence can be replaced or rejuvenated by rigorous life imprisonment because this is the only way one doesn’t get a negative outlook towards the judicial custody and further it redeems political scenarios and upholds zero protest and mass destructions.

There are criminals who prefer to live outside of the rules that society ethics. These individuals may never be rehabilitated. The death penalty completely eliminates that possibility from the equation. Instead of allowing individuals an opportunity to make amends in some way, it automatically assumes that nothing can be done about that person.

Devastating towards human  Rights

The death sentence is proclaimed as a devastating effect towards human rights and thus the National Human Rights Commission of India has faced tough critical views remaining uncritical towards death sentence. Human rights impose resurrection and humanity and thus it is completely contradicted towards death. The human rights define death sentence as inhuman and unstrategic.

Death sentence leading to suicide

This is another pessimistic view about the death sentence and that is most of the victims of the death sentence get provoked to kill themselves before being hanged because of the fact of losing hope and faith in humanity which leads to the discretion of humanity.

Death sentence leading to Religious intolerance

Death sentence further leads to religious intolerance formulating a big opposition towards the ruling party branding them as anti-minority. As for the particular few years, the democracy has witnessed a particular caste and creed triggered in for  the death sentence and thus it has created uprise in the religious field creating mass violence and every prodigy getting instilled within humanistic thoughts losing faith no only upon the judiciary but also on the constitution of this democracy         

Thus to summon up this whole article death sentence has got its own pros and cons being sometimes misled through wrong hands but still the regardless of the cons death sentence will remain effective in this vast democracy where we live if used in quite a systematic and strategical manner.

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