The first capital punishment law was established in the 18th B. By the year 1700, the death penalty had been adopted by other countries, and 222 crimes were approved for the death penalty (Kirchner, n.d).
The Americans later learned about the death penalty from Britain in the course of Europeans’ movements.
When people lose their loved ones in murder or any other crime, the family of the victim may feel that the only way in which they can get justice for the victim is if the perpetrator gets the same fate as the victim, which is death.
Some people argue that jail terms are better than death sentences because a jail term results in the perpetrator staying locked up for the rest of his life, and this may give them a chance to think of their actions.
After World War II, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the “right to life” article to enhance the relationship between communities.
The United Organizations’ formed framework was not valid because it did not consider all groups, particularly the juvenile and women cases.Although she later claimed to have changed to Christianity and changed her ways, she was still handed the sentence because of the nature of the crime, in which because of her use of drugs, she killed an innocent person.A number of people advocated for her sentence to be converted to life imprisonment, but this was not allowed (Clark Prosecutor).Some judges are lenient in dealing with cases of people from high ranking offices in the government while making an unfair judgment to the unpopular criminals in the justice corridors.Often, the people with a louder voice have their way to justice than the poor.Though death penalties may be abolished, the peacekeeping methods through community groups can be held to replace them.Rehabilitation centers are also effective avenues for helping drug addicts and all kinds of criminals to change their morals.The death penalty affects the remaining family members because they have to keep it in their minds that one of their own is going to be killed at a certain point.This can result in depression and at times cases of suicide as a result of the mental torture.The law favors women when it comes to stiff sentences, but when a crime involves premeditation and murder in a horrendous manner, the women can be handed the death sentence.Karla Faye was the first ever woman executed in the USA since 1984, after committing a murder in Texas.