European Countries Discarded Punishment

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Capital punishment is one of its kinds that spurs varied confrontations by experts when it comes to its application. Portugal and some European countries discarded punishment by death as a mean to show that life has a meaning. It was a way of preserving and showing the importance of human life. Most of these values that go against capital punishment have been instilled by Christian virtues which call for people to have respect for human life.

However, some crimes are far too immense to be tolerated with simple punishment thus calling for punishment by death. These practices are not only carried in developing countries but are also widely practiced in developed countries such as the US. In this context, we will explore in depth why capital punishment is favorable and as opposed to other kinds of sentences.
Most of the crimes that befit capital crimes are often associated with treason, terrorism, rape, and serial killing. Criminals who commit this kind of acts have mastered the art and cannot be able to change their character as quickly as we may like to think. They have taken years to develop the evil mind that drives them to commit such atrocities. Punishing them with simple sentences such us several years in maximum prison will not be able to change them. Or prevent them from committing another crime like that. Thus, ending their life is the only way to contain them.

Another reason for capital punishment concerns the cost of up keeping the murderers and rapist in prison. The resources the government uses to keep them in prison comes from citizens through the taxation system. These monetary resources are exhaustible commodities and should be put to better use like helping the orphans, the elderly and the sick people instead of catering for long terms imprisonment of rapists and murderous people.

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