Ethical Arguments Against Capital Punishment
Morality can be defined as “The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct.” (thefreedictionary).
The morality of capital punishment is an heavily contested issue and one that often polarises people’s views. However, in 2011 and in a leading civilised nation such as the U.S. it is arguable that there can be no circumstances in which sentencing a person to death is acceptable. America is known around the world as being a well-respected, leading democracy. The act of punishing people by death is an ancient one; it is also one that no longer has place in society.