Though it’s been banned in many countries around the world, the death penalty is still in action amongst today’s modern society, with some of the most role leading countries undergoing this practise.

Those being: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan and Sri Lanka – with over 60% of the population living within these asylums. The death penalty reached its peak among the 1990s. 315 convictions in total, compared to 2014s where “ONLY” 73 people were sentenced. This, nonetheless, may not seem a lot, or impressive to certain individuals.

Yet 315 people were not the only ones affected. Families, friends and children would have been heartbroken at the outcomes.

Admittedly, the acts endured could, being perceived differently by everyone, have been unforgiveable. However, why should the justice system be in charge of when another person’s life ends?

A life for a life is a common phrase strewn around; arguing that the basics of human rights have been lifted when committing these horrendous acts; profusely murder, or mass murder – in brutal and unrefined ways. Yet to this day, no study has ever proven (with statistical success and quantitative data) that killing murderers stops other people committing parallel crimes. Similarly, the justice system isn’t perfect. Many mistakes are made. Someone wholly innocent could be tried and convicted, due to coincidences, false claims, evidence and lack of proper investigations.

On the other hand, the death penalty is aloof and only prohibited for the most monstrous and extreme of crimes. People argue as to why a murderer should be endorsed to live out the rest of their existence in relative comfort, paid for by the members of the public. Continuing to house, clothe and feed them for the remains of their natural life at taxpayer expense, making a mockery of justice. They gave up their ‘right to life’ when they essentially procured, and stole, the life of another. Justice can only be served by their lawful execution – done alongside ‘humane’ ways.

Their heinous crimes put them in this position, and doing to them what they controversially done to others means the justice system is equally to blame. Assassins, murdering for the sake of it.