In some countries it is legal to kill someone if they have committed a terrible crime. This is called a death sentence, or the death penalty.

Firstly, If someone murders someone else, they have given up their human rights, including the one to stay alive themselves. Having killed someone for the sin he committed is partially right in severe cases . Taking someone’s life when we are not even a part of that is violation of our human rights. Every human on this earth and even the mute creatures ,the animals has a right to live. No person can take away anyone’s right to live. We didn’t gave them life so we can’t take it too. He can be punished in several worse ways that could instigate the person to abandon the hope to live. But killing him without his consent is not appropriate. Mistakes do happen once, twice ,Thrice they should be forgiven. If continued they should be punished. But not to be given a death sentence.

The punishment should 'fit the crime' - if you have killed someone, you should be killed too.Killing someone even on the term of death penalty, is a crime that the person is doing himself in order to punish the person who committed a terrible crime.

Giving a killer the death sentence will stop them - and others - doing it again. There is no credible evidence that the death penalty deters crime more effectively than a prison termThe death penalty is irreversible. Absolute judgments may lead to people paying for crimes they did not commit.

Some people may be surprised to learn that the death penalty is far more expensive to implement than life in prison.

Brutal methods of execution used around the world include hanging, shooting and beheading. The nature of these deaths only continues to perpetuate the cycle of violence and may not alleviate the pain already suffered by the victim's family . Families of murder victims undergo severe trauma and loss which no one should minimize. However, executions do not help these people heal nor do they end their pain; the extended process prior to executions prolongs the agony of the family. Families of murder victims would benefit far more if the funds now being used for the costly process of executions were diverted to counseling and other assistance.

Some of the arguments against the death penalty are essentially conservative, and many others transcend ideology. No one has to agree with all of the arguments in order to reach a decision.

Nor need one be "soft on crime" in order to oppose the death penalty. Albert Camus, an opponent of capital punishment, said: "We know enough to say that this or that major criminal deserves hard labor for life. But we don't know enough to decree that he be shorn of his future—in other words, of the chance we all have of making amends."