This practice continues even today in some countries like the US, despite the advancements that we have made as a society.We are have become more sophisticated than ever before, thanks to many factors such as technological advancements, globalization, education and democracy. In fact, the US is the only advanced democracy where capital punishment by death is not abolished.
There were death penalty laws that existed from the times of ancient Babylonian period and the mention of this practice has been recorded in many books and inscriptions.
By retaining this form of punishment, are we exhibiting barbaric traits as a society? Death penalty is a barbaric act simply because the law should be about protecting humans and not killing them.
This paper will start with a brief history of death penalty in the US and will move onto why death penalty is barbaric and should be abolished from the society.
Another reason why death penalty is inappropriate is the finality of the punishment.
There is always the possibility for a wrong ruling and in such a case, nothing can be done out of it.