Death penalty — Robin Wils's website

Last modified: Mon, Aug 29, 2022

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Prison is not a solution

You can lock up people in a building, but this does not help the majority people. It isn’t uncommon for people to recommit their crimes after prison. Perhaps we should remember that the world isn’t fair. Wanting justice tends to come from a feeling of revenge. Striving for justice is often a sign of weakness.

The problem with make prison a great place is that some poor people have it better in prison than outside prison. That can convince people to commit crimes. Do not forget that people who commit crimes are just like you and me. They are human.

Death penalty

The death penalty frees up resources for others. It prevents people from recommitting their crimes. Certain people can get “cured”. People should try to learn how criminals work. There are organizations which try to do that (Behavioral Science Unit). Prisoners should get help to improve their mental health.

Issues

The problem with the death penalty is that it is a slippery slope. We can’t always be sure that that person has commited the crimes. The issue persists if we are sure. Give your little finger to people, and they take the whole hand.

Someone who kills others can be compared to an animal who does not know any better. Who decided that we have the right to kill? Is it not just our slave morality suggesting that we want justice?

Both sides of the discussion have a point in my opinion. I am not for the death penalty. Although I used to be for it. Thus, my opinion about this topic can still change.