In 2020 a total of 53 countries still have the death penalty as punishment
for crimes ranging from murder to drug trafficking. There has been a global
decline in death sentences in recent years except in places like China and Saudi
Arabia. A survey conducted in Singapore in 2005 reported that 95% of
Singaporeans believe the death penalty should be retained. Do you think the
death penalty should be abolished globally LiveTribers? Is there any case where
you think the death penalty is needed? Do you think the death penalty is
Posted by on 25 Aug 2020
Yes. God gave life and only God should take it away. The death penalty makes the
people delivering it no better than the murderers they are killing
No, I believe that someone who has taken a life because they are mentally
unstable should not be allowed to breathe oxygen on this planet ever again.
I believe in torturing them before driving the final blow and watching them
exhale their last breathe.
NO. The death penalty should be re-introduced for a range of crimes. Terrorism,
Murder, Rape, serious crimes against children. We are far too soft on many
criminals. I can understand peoples reluctance to encourage violence and in an
ideal world I would support this. However, we do not have an ideal world and are
unlikely to ever have one if we deal kindly with the scum of the earth. I would
also introduce public flogging for brutal senseless crimes. What I am against is
the bestial way that death penalties are performed. With the technology we have
a simple injection should be enough.. We do this with animals and it works very
well. While we are at it, rather than giving out guns to police that can kill,
why not tranquilizer guns. This way we will cut out unnecessary police deaths
and perpetrators can face their accusers and be proven either innocent or
guilty and in the latter case be punished correctly.
If the do gooders of the world could see what some of these perpetrators of
horrific crimes do to their victims, some people refer to them as animals. There
certainly not animals, animals kill for food. or so called human beings. They
are just straight out evil. Ever wondered on some times that even jurists dont
get to see the horrific photos taken at the scene. They say it's to predudical.
When convicted they still get to breath fresh air. The victim doesn't, nor do
the family who grieve forever. I'm sure the family's would get much more
satisfaction if the convicted were put to death.
depends on the country, I do not agree with it to certain agree extent as too
many innocents have been wrongly executed, but if I was to witness a brutal
murder then yes I would agree paedophiles should be as well.
I for one is grossly not in favour of killing any human being been judge as
guilty of the crime.
Let us put a descent reservation as deterent measure from error of judgement
that may happen, base on history of few innocent victim given a wrong verfict
just to get over of the case or to some being frame-up and technically victimize
so there after wrongly been judge by then.
Therefore, sparing the life atleast one can have a chance to prove the
Even if the crime committed is true and correct to fit the description and found
guilty, it doesn't pay to kill human, its not worth ending the life just because
of the crime committed.
In my sincere views it's after all it's "inhuman to do so."
Moreso, we are not living in barbaric times to apply "eye for an eye," not
nowadays in our civilize society.
The better the person can serve time to live on for the crime committed, for as
long as the person live, remourseful or not, doesn't matter.
That person must serve to any valuable resources to a secure and in complete
isolation for public safety and make it work strictly without monetary offer,
and, just let him live and use it every minute of it.
In a civilized world one must think how to live in peace and harmony. "No more
Some criminals are barbaric and if they have exhausted the numerous levels of
appeals (with lawyers paid by the taxpayer) why should the taxpayer continue to
fund the huge cost of imprisoning them when so many deserving places for that
funding could go (e.g., health, education, poverty support).
Absolutely not! Society should be protected and spared the expense of
maintaining the existence of serial killers, heinous killers, violent and savage
terrorists, who are beyond redemption and salvation. A lethal injection is a
more humane execution of a monstrous deviant who has inflicted sadistic
brutality and prolonged torture on the victim or victims and deprived the people
who loved them of their precious child, relative or friend. Those criminals who
consider the rest of humanity their prey, and who have caused so much grief,
fear and destruction, should not have to be financially supported by the rest of
the community, for the rest of the killer’s abominable existence!
The death penalty should be abolished. My first reason is that everyone should
have a chance for redemption. The second reason is that it is possible that the
person is not guilty. Finally as I am a Christian I believe in the commandment "
thou shalt not kill" and this for me applies to society not just the individual.
The bible says Thou Shalt Not Kill. There is also a margin for error, meaning
that there is a risk that the wrong person can be sent to the gallows. However,
in the case of a violent murder, the perpetrator deserves to be hung by the neck
until dead. I think though it would be more fitting for that person to be
incarcerated for the rest of his or her miserable life, in order to reflect on
what they had done and to realise what they have missed out on. Suffer!!!
Someone once said "It is better for a guilty man to be set free than for one
innocent man to be convicted". As long as we humans make mistakes, it is
irresponsible to have the death penalty. It is silly and make no sense. How
about I propose that rather than sentence someone to death, why not give them
the option to work in the prison with 80% of their salary given to their victim
every month and remaining 20% for their own upkeeps for 30 years. The only time
a person sentenced to death suffers is just before they die, afterwards, their
parents and loved ones suffer for the rest of their lives.
The death penalty should be abolished altogether. Mistakes have been made in the
past where human error has meant the wrong person being sentenced to death and
later found out they were wrongly convicted and killed. Also it has been known
for people to turn their lives around completely.
Nobody but God has the right to end someone's life regardless of what they have
done. Deuteronomy 32:35 says 'The LORD will take revenge and punish them; the
time will come when they will fall; the day of their doom is near'
No way. Druggies, pedophiles , killers, rapists and others deserve nothing more
than loss of life. A life long jail sentence is a dream run for these low lifes
and then we have to pay for them for destroying other people's lives. Tax payers
and relatives & friends of victims are the ones that get a life sentence. Bring
back the death sentence in Australia for absolute beyond doubt verdicts on the
low lifes in society so that we can be spared the expense of giving them a dream
run to a natural death.
Agree, Pres Trump has reinstated it for the military tribunals (worldwide), for
those pedophiles and treasonous government officials (etc)! It''s happening,
waiting to see how many Australians are executed, some have been done already!
Things are going to be very different in a couple of months, lots of evil will
be revealed that been done by the most famous people!
No. It should be reinstated globally.
Murder, terrorism, pedophiles, human trafficking, mass shootings, kidnappings of
Is it humane to perpetrate any of the crimes mentioned above?
What does incarcerating someone at the expense of tax payers for life or several
life sentences accomplish?
I suggest the convicted criminal be given the choice of the death penalty or
life time servitude to a family/families affected by the crimes mentioned above.
For those families who do not want anything to do with the criminal who changed
their family forever they should be able to exchange the criminal for another
convicted who has chosen servitude.
NO. Especially for the likes of the terrorist who murdered over 50 Muslims in
Christchurch New Zealand life without parole is too good for him and will cost
the country millions to keep him inside. Hang the bastard.
Send him back to Australia where he came from.
Yes it should abolished. Killing someone due to circumstances, rage, revenge or
because the law says so brings no benefit towards the greater good of society
other than making a few people feel good that a bad person is gone. This is not
a reasonable reason to kill someone.
In fact we should re-introduce it in Australia, so that those low-life who kill
someone and then get out of jail after 3-4 years will know the consequences of
This is what is wrong with the world, there are no consequences anymore.
Most adult criminals come from a either a family of criminals or just want to be
noticed when young. the death penalty is ideal for adults who are old enough to
make decisions whether to kill or not but more should be done to remove children
from harmful family situations and instead of saying that kids are better left
with their birth parents, which is not always the case what with drug use at
home or no employment in the home or downright family assaults. This is normally
where future criminals are nurtured when all they see is violence and hate, they
don't know any better. Let the do-gooders wake up to themselves and give these
kids a chance of a loving home. If these kids were taken away from useless
parents and giving a good home and taught how to live right in society then we
should have less violent crimes when these kids grew up. If the death penalty
was legal then the money saved from not having to house all the violent
offenders could be used to help families with the above mentioned troubled kids.
The idea is to get to them before they get too old. An experiment was done in
Ireland many years ago during the religious troubles they had there when all the
orphaned children both catholic and Protestant were put together in an orphanage
without any parental influence to teach them how to hate and as the kids grew up
they developed strong friendships with children of the people they were supposed
to hate i.e. Catholic and Protestant became good friends. This just proves that
if children are brought up in an atmosphere of trust and love then violent crime
will no longer exist. Children will copy their parental figures whether good or
Yes. No-one has the right to take another's life. I know some people think
differently, but there are other methods that can be used for
Being sentenced to life must mean exactly that.
The death penalty is not inhuman. What they do is .. they make deliberate
decisions. Do an human crime .. pay for For it. We have to be serious in some
cases. It is also a deterrent. .. they know the outcome. No pussy footing
No. There are times like the guy who killed so many in NZ who shows no remorse
and now there is debate over which country should support him for the rest of
his life as the cost will be in the millions, That money could be well spent on
areas of rehabilitation and suffering.
This a debate that has been going on for years and years , Personally i 'm not
interested in what the Asian nations do ! But i have to agree that ,
paticularly in this nation , the sentences are too lenient , regardless of the
crime committed .
I know there are many civil libertarians that are totally against taking another
But some of these crimes are so heinous , no amount of time can justify some of
the crimes , not only the victim with their physical and mental trauma , but
the family's , spouses , children , which they must live with every single day ,
for the rest of their lives ! Ask the friends , relatives , spouse , colleagues
, supporters , if Anita Cobby's killers , should be executed or Samantha
Knights , killer , a known paedophile ( 11 cases ) , prior to her murder
.Received 17 years in gaol ( she never reached 17years of age ) .
The killer was released 12 months ago in September .The taxpayer foots the bill
for their incarcerations , providing food , shelter , entertainment ,
money , tv , library , exercise, kiosk to purchase treats . The folly in all
this is the authorities believe , that they can be rehabilitated . How many
times have we seen that soon after their release they are back to their old
habits . I find these , criminals oxygen thieves , but how often do we see
them on top of buildings , destroying roof's and a/c units , to exercise
their rights ? For some of these crims. there is only one solution and that
is the Final Solution !
No, there are some people (animals) who are not worth keeping in gaol, just to
let them out to kill/rape/pedo again after 20+ years. The authorities just need
to make sure they get the right offender before doing the deed.
EVERY country did have the death sentence and it did serve as a deterrance and
they were carried out, none western countries had more sense and used a firing
squad, look at USA which uses emotional torture by have people in jail for
years, but then USA is not know for it accuracy but known for its corruption.
So while we had the death penality it was carried out until the do-gooder
activists came along with overkill human rights,, they should be
PROBLEM you cant rehabilitate without knowledge of wrong doing.
So we have jails full of guilty people living in luxury compared to the aged,
motel style accommodation, personal TV, PC, 3 meals a day, never working to
cover their costs. DISGUSTING the victims live in pain all their lives while
the criminal lives in luxury>
I think I prefer the Japanese style, you commit crime, get caught, you make
public apology to your family, and victims family, and you go to gaol, and you
needed work/occupation, and the salary helps support the cost of jail and the
rest is divided between the victims family and yours
the west has become as lunatic, human rights morons. who want equality for all,
never realising that this means you will be reduced to lowest common
BUT to bring back the death penalty we would need an honest justice system.
Also other sentences are too light.
I agree with all that you said. My husband went to Samoa a few years ago and
they have a good idea there. If someone commits a crime against another family,
they are made to beg forgiveness from the wronged family which can take up to a
month or more sometimes. and their family has to pay for any costs that were
incurred including any emotional trauma. Often the Polynesian people prefer
white man's law as this is a lot easier to deal with and not so harsh a penalty.
Keep it for some crimes, the little shit who got life without parole in NZ., the
money wasted in keeping this piece of rubbish for the rest of his worthless
life, could be much better spent on some of the poor NZ families, a coupe of
bucks for a Bullitt, the rest for people in need
In an age of the occurrence of so many heinous crimes inflicted on innocent
people these days there is an increasing clamor for the death penalty to be
reintroduced. Too often there are families who have suffered great loss in this
country and the offender is released too early by a parole committee
unsympathetic to the loss of precious family members. I am of the opinion that
the old rule of an eye for an eye is the correct solution. More often a life
term should be exactly that, a natural life term never to be released so that
the criminal can be deprived of his freedom until death.
NO, and it should be reintroduced in countries that no longer have it. For
certain crimes it should be used. Best place would be when they catch someone
red handed murdering someone you shoot them dead then and there
The death penalty is an interesting punishment that tends to be quite Final in
it application. There are some points in favour but the only one against is
"What if You Hang the Wrong Person? That person is DEAD, cannot be Resurrected.
The cost of getting it wrong is horrendous. It cannot ever be said "that it has
not happened before", because it has. And often. These days you may see a story
on someone who has been wrongly convicted and finally released after 15, 20 or
30 plus years. Those people can never get their lives back and the excuse that
the Judge and Jury made a mistake does not wash. However they do have one
advantage over the wrongly convicted and Hanged person don't they?
No get rid the people who believe they have the right to destroy lives and
families, the less we have to pay to keep them in the jails that have better
conditions than some of the victims might live in
In an ideal, non-violent world maybe - but the fact is our world has reached a
horrific state of selfishness, greed, hate & violence where even Police kill
people not deserving death, children are raped & tiny toddlers kidnapped for
sickening intentions. Those too old to defend themselves live in fear of being
raped, assaulted or murdered but are left there to nevertheless try to survive
as prime targets, being totally defenceless on our streets. Crime is so rampant
we've become used to living with it and corruption in politics & law enforcement
reigns. Plus of course many people are so deranged & out of control these days,
especially from taking drugs such as Ice, that no-one is now ever truly safe.
Without the D.P. as a strong deterrent there would be no stop on insanity simply
ruling the planet.
I'm sorry to say that if the death penalty acts as a deterrent, by now no one in
the World will be committing murder anymore.
Fact is Murder and violence are more common in Countries with the death
penalties like the US and most 3rd World countries than those countries without
it like most western Europe and Australia or New Zealand. A case in point is
Nigeria, where the murder rate increased astronomically after they re-introduced
the death penalties in the early 70's. It's even worse now.
Nothing except the grace of God will change human nature, especially depraved
criminal nature. Think of the extreme suffering and life sentences parents and
relatives of a murdered or raped small child have to endure, or even the loss of
an adult child. THEY presently get the sentence!
death penalty has to remain its not inhumane do this after all what the criminal
did was inhumane to an innocent person some crimes are so horrendous it beggars
believe how any normal person could commit such an act they need to be got rid
of permanently so they never commit another crime they took alife now they have
got to loose theres its simple
I think every country should have the death penalty. No point putting them in
prisons & tax payers paying for them .
If all countries followed the death penalty like many other countries, there
would be lesser crimes in this world & a better place to live in
Being sentenced to life imprisonment without chance of bail is a far better
justice than the death penalty. Let them suffer knowing they’ll never be able
to leave. That then is their own living hell. And you’ll never be able to
escape your own thoughts. Thats torture enough. Let alone what else would go on
in lock up. The death penalty cheats people out of actually paying the price for
what they did. Almost an injustice to just put them out of their misery whilst
family’s grieve for the rest of their lives.
Plus, what better are the people who actually have to execute the ones put on
death row? Executors end up in the same category. It’s still a life. They took
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Being sentenced to life imprisonment is taking their life from them. Let them
No!!! The death penalty should be in every country & state. We would have a
better world with it being a global thing.
Pedophiles, rapists & murders may actually think twice before they do these
Life is a Life, No matter what a person may do. Man has no right to take a
Imprisonment for Life no release should be the punishment.
Sad in Wars we take Lifes, all for the Flag or the course/ for the
How can man explain that, They can not. Man will huff and puff why the Killing
Ask any person who has served their nation in a combatic role, Maybe surprised
the answer is Killing did nothing to change anything , so why Kill.
Prison (in Australia at least) is more of a punishment for the struggling family
of the accused than the prisoner himself. Death is a pretty permanent solution,
though, and what if the person wasn't really guilty? To kill someone is a
crime; if the state kills someone that makes us all murderers, as the state
represents us (or is supposed to). I don't think capital punishment is
acceptable but can't think of anything except prison as an alternative. Any
"A DINGO took my Baby", and No one believed her.
No reply required,
Would DEATH be the answer.
Only one person of many Found Guilty who did not do the CRIME.
After the Hanging or what method they may use, To Late. to say SORRY.
Interestingly enough the Recidivism rate [re-offenders] runs at a rate of 75-80%
if not now high. So the use of Prison as a deterrent is inadequate and expensive
to say the least. Approx. $90,000.00 a year to keep them behind bars so they can
then re-offend. Is Prison a real answer.
Don't believe in the death penalty. Too many people are charged for crimes they
did not do. Those that are 100% proven to be guilty should suffer in jail and
not get an easy way out so they can spend their life thinking about what they
did and try to rehabilitate. A life for a life is not the answer. You kill
someone because they kill someone else does not make sense. You are just as
guilty for wanting a person killed.
Prison is not an answer. They languish in clean surroundings are fed three times
a day and have better facilities than most people on the outside. It is supposed
to be as a Punishment but that is a farcical truth. The taking of a life is not
a true choice but some simply do not have a right to breath the same air as the
general population. They were born bad and will never change which is
unfortunate but true. Why then should society have to keep pandering to them
when they will never change. I don't have an answer but the question needs to be
The death penalty needs to stay in place and in a lot more countries. Just
because it is there, there isn't a need to use it regularly. For completely
heinous crimes like premeditated murder or rape and assault of the elderly and
very young children, this type of penalty should be the norm. By having this as
a deterrent should stop a lot of these types of crimes. I would also like to see
whipping for graffiti brought in. My husband has a good idea. He calls it the
'100 Year Rule'. If someone no matter what age commits multiple crimes, say 5
crimes and each one has a current penalty of say 10 years for example. If that
person is now 30 years old and this added onto the 7 crimes committed then his
total imprisonment should be 7 x 10 years + 30 years. equalling 100 years of age
when freed. If this is the case it would be much cheaper for the taxpayer to put
this person down immediately. Regarding parole, this should only be allowed in
cases that did not involve assault or injury to another. An example could be
thieving from the boss or damaging property up to a pre-specified value. If this
method was adopted, then in theory the crime rate should fall and the prisons
emptied immediately. This 100-year rule will also apply to repeat offenders of
graffiti or stealing cars. If they are continually doing this then total up
their crimes and see if the rule applies. In many cases the court case is
unnecessary. If there is enough proven evidence that the accused is definitely
guilty then no excuse is available and he needs to accept the judge's decision.
A court case is needed when there is some chance that the accused could be
innocent. Another point, the onus should be on the accused to prove his
innocence not the other way around as it is now.
The use of the penalty doesn't reduce the crime rate. I am in agreement that it
should be retained and used but the solution is far from easy. It must only be
used as a last resort and the person must be GUILTY wholly and severally.
No - and the death penalty should be brought back to many countries as most
criminals out there that do horrendous crimes against humans such as murder,
rape, Pedophiles, etc get away with just a slap on the hand a just a couple of
years in jail. Then when they are release they continue to commit more of these
crimes. Why should these animals live when they have destroyed other peoples
lives. Plus if these animals knew that their life was in the balance they may
think before they commit a crime.
Yes NoNats, I agree that there are some crimes that do deserve the death penalty
such as those you mentioned as long as they can be proved to have committed
those crimes. Too many non-violent criminals are jailed while violent offenders
are released to kill again.Not that non-violent criminals should not be punished
but that they should be made to pay in some other way. Being locked up with
murderers etc., only teaches them ways to commit more crimes. There should be a
special prison for murderers etc,where they should spend time till their
execution also if they are given life it should mean just that till they die in
Yes. It’s not our place to take another humans life. Besides, being in a
prison, by which I don’t mean a luxurious prison , for ever, is far worse
punishment because they cannot do what they desire to do.
tell the taliban, ISIS, ISIL and all the Africoon countries that give young men
automatic weapons, tell the mexican drug lords..... It actually needs to be
compulsory against millions of mongrels including all child sex offenders.
Dawn needs to grow up and think globally.
what gives a shark or crocodile the right to eat you
Most Western countries have a policy of 'separation of powers' i.e. governments
are separate to and have no influence over the judiciary. The reality
unfortunately is not quite like that. If you elect to have have the death
penalty what you are doing is giving politicians the power to kill people.
Obviously most governments implement this policy responsibly but some most
There have been countless arguments about innocent people being executed and
numerous examples of corrupt law enforcement personnel and while these arguments
are valid the fundamental question is whether anyone should have the legal right
to take another person's life. Clearly the answer is no - very much more so when
the people doing the taking are those politicians and corrupt law enforcement
I think the death penalty should apply to sex offenders and murderers and anyone
who commits fraud against people or illegal acts like drug dealing or molesting
children that are used for profit and destroy another persons life or family it
sends a clear message NOT to make dumb choices for money and deters drug use
A perfect example of the use of the death penalty in extreme circumstances, is
the recent "Life without Parole" in New Zealand for the discriminatory attack
and murder of over fifty people at a Mosque.
As long as the correct processes are followed I believe the death penalty can be
a big deterrent in preventing people committing crimes. There is probably a
place for the death penalty in more countries for certain crimes. I would have
no problem in the death penalty being applied in Australia for those who commit
offences towards children.
No it should not be abolished as it is the greatest deterrent to a
criminal.Don't let the culprits rot in prison for years waiting as this is a
waste of time and money with all the appeals and court time!
I'm not against the death penalty at all - in fact I think it's a great
deterent. I think it should be used where there is absolutely no doubt as to the
guilt of a crime and the death penalty is justified.
Following the reports and studies shown on our own Human Rights website, which
shows that it's far more expensive to sentence someone to death than it is to
jail them for life, I'd say there should be more global support for abolition of
the Death Penalty. I made a lengthy comment on this topic ten years ago on an
international forum, but they recently deleted it. So I'd encourage everyone to
download the pdf and read it before commenting here. However, I also believe in
the sovereignty of individual nations and will not tolerate undue external
influence, sanctions nor the like on their choices... it must come from within;
from the people living there. Finally, I'd like to point out that of those 53
countries mentioned by the topic opener, there are many states within those
countries (like the USA) who have abolished the death penalty, despite their
country accepting it. The trend over the years, especially in the USA is towards