Although it is usually tolerated under international law, the same cannot be said of the execution of minors.
It is required that the death penalty should only be reserved for those who have committed the most serious of crimes, and never to those under eighteen at the time of their crime.
[tags: Capital punishment] - Capital Punishment Everyone has a viewpoint on capital punishment, whether they think it is right or wrong, ethical or unethical, or if it should or shouldn 't abolished capital punishment.
In this paper I am going to show you a few reasons on why not to abolish the capital punishment.
The use of this punishment has helped to reduce crime and alter the minds of future criminals to deter them against committing heinous crimes such as murder, treason, espionage, terrorism and in some cases aggravated kidnapping.
Advocates say it deters crime while abolitionists say it is unconstitutional....The death penalty is for that of very serious crimes because the death penalty is a very serious punishment for a crime, and can not be redone after preformed (Lewis)....[tags: Capital punishment] - The United States was the only country in the Americas to carry out an execution in 2015, according to Amnesty International (2016).Researchers at the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-for-profit organization that provides the public with information regarding the death penalty, have determined that the United States carried out 1,437 executions since 1976 (2016).However, since the 1990s, the number of executions has steadily decreased, reflecting the recent opinions Americans hold toward the death penalty (Jones 2013)....[tags: Capital punishment] - In the United States, capital punishment—also called the death penalty—is a legal sentence in 31 states and the federal civilian and military legal systems.Its application is limited by the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution to aggravated murders committed by mentally competent adults.Blacks, whites, the mentally retarded, and even the military have faced capital punishment.There have been many legal issues with how to administer capital punishment, but now we have a system to constitutionally administer capital punishment.With a topic like capital punishment the information available can be overwhelming, with as much information that is out there.The words capital punishment and death penalty often have strong emotional opinions, due to being a controversial topic that so many people have different views on....