Death penalty in USA is applicable to many state crimes and it stretches from espionage, federal murder, human trafficking, Treason, and large-scale drug trafficking. Military too execute soldiers who involve themselves in intolerable crimes. In USA, the Federal Bureau of Prisons manages execution and housing prisoners.
Should Grady receive the death penalty?
I would not suggest Grady be executed. Though death sentence in any Nation universally taken to punish the culprits and reduce crime rate, it is not just at all punishing them less harshly. Death sentences are to extinct the murderers rather than correction them and be a resource to the community. In a way, the death penalties are is just a punishment to a certain murderers. Death punishment is therefore just if the wrongdoer serve a life sentence.
Should he spend the rest of his life in prison?
Studies have never found any difference between action death penalty and life imprisonment. There is a clear issue of Death punishment; a clear clash of moral intuitions we are likely to witness. Majority of American feel like justice deliverance is through death sentence. Killing the offender who committed murder in the first place, is to respond to his wrong by doing the same wrong to him. Either way, both Death penalty and Life imprisonment is one and the same as it object the idea of a second chance. Consequently, if the state kills a murderer, though it does the same physical act that he did, the murderer will be at all cost accountable given the state is not duly permitted to take an express killing of an innocent person.
Such cases needs one comprehend that injuring or killing others in self-defense is justifiable in that it aims to stop the threatening individual himself, but that punishing people to deter others is a violation against using people merely as means to the wellbeing of others. I strongly believe that if deterring potential criminals is the existence of punishment of a functioning system, then everyone is benefited by that system including those who end up being punished by it ,since they too have received the benefit of enhanced security due to the deterring other r criminals . Even criminals benefit from what deters other criminal preying on them. Then, each act of punishment practiced as a necessary condition of the existence of the system that benefits all and no one had to sacrifice at all cost merely for the benefit of others.
Should Grady be targeted for rehabilitation and given a second chance in society?
Grady need access to rehabilitation center so that he can be able to be prepared psychologically because the incident he did was not deliberate and unforeseeable. Grady need to be rehabilitee and given a second chance in the society. Grady killed the offender out of anger and was never a murderer. His execution does not really imply that Grady is incapable of change. Grady’s exception is not convincing since punishment, whether on retributive or deterrent grounds, need imply belief the total evilness of the Grady. I still believe that if people deserve something commensurate in cost or in benefit to what they have done and Grady is unexceptional.
In my view, the death penalty is a just punishment for murder because the retribution; an eye for an eye, and so on. I think that we can see the justice of the lex tationis by focusing on the striking affinity between it and the golden rule . The golden rule mandates Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, while the lex talionis counsel, Do unto others as they have done unto .
1. Casell, H. A. (2005). Debating the Death Penalt: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts On Both Sides Make Their Case. Oxford University Press .
2. Elizabeth Becker, S. B. (2007). In the Shadow of death: RestorationJustice and Death Row Families. Oxford University Press.