[請教]Abolish the Capital Punishment? Or Not

[請教]Abolish the Capital Punishment? Or Not

台灣英語網1.0 » 週五 8月 21, 2015 1:40 pm

這是我的英文寫作作業
敬請各位高手多多指教
感激不盡!!!

Executing malefactors for their crime may sound brutal and uncivilized in such a modern world. However a worse evil, war, has not been abolished even in the most modernized and powerful nation; maybe they are just necessary evils. There are at least five major reasons why condemned criminals should be executed.


First of all, in the perspective of the humanism, the criminals who are against humanities, if they draw breath, can jeopardize innocent people. On the other hand, it is unfair that we may disregard victims’ human right if we only emphasize criminals’. Besides, the capital punishment will correspond to humanism if the appropriate procedure of execution is implemented.


The second opinion is about the criminal policy. The ideal goal of the penalty is asking criminals to repent. However some criminals who may have the anti-social personality may never change behaviors no matter how many chances we give and how hard we try to rehabilitate them. Those inveterate malefactors should be executed for reasons of both social education and crime prevention.


Thirdly, even though miscarriage of justice is inevitable in the judicial process, it is nowadays very rigid and scientific. Especially when dealing with cases about death sentences, courts always judge cases over and over again. That is the best they can do.


Fourthly, in the view of the effect of deterrence, it is undeniable that capital punishment still have the effect of deterrence. Especially before perpetrating any felonious crime, most people will think twice about the severe consequence - death. In short, negating the functionalities of capital punishment completely and arbitrarily is not reasonable.


Last but not the least, in the viewpoint of the victims, executing the criminals who are guilty of the most heinous crimes is justice. Besides, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” is a deep-rooted part of culture. Sometimes the capital punishment maybe is the only way to soothe the profound hatred of the victims and the victims’ families.


In summary, after taking everything into consideration, we can safely draw the conclusion that we should not abolish capital punishment, at least not now. Indeed the death penalty is brutal absolutely, and some countries have abolished capital punishment. However, a lot of countries have reinstated the death penalty after abolishing it. Over one thousand capital prisoners have been executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, which shows how difficult the abolishment is. The day of the abolishment of any punishment, including capital punishment, should be the day after the extermination of crimes.
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Re: [請教]Abolish the Capital Punishment? Or Not

台灣英語網1.0 » 週五 8月 21, 2015 1:40 pm

(D): Dictionary
    : It's not wrong, but I think it's better this way.
Executing malefactors(D)(*1) for their crimes may sound brutal and uncivilized in ( such a ) modern world. However(D),(*2) a worse evil, war, has not been abolished even in the most modernized and powerful nation; maybe they are just necessary evils. There are at least five major reasons why condemned criminals should be executed. (*1) I'm not against using big words. If used properly, they'd make your article stand out; if not, they'd only backfire. My suggestion to you is this:
If you really want to use them, try not to use archaic and/or old-fashioned ones without proper causes; otherwise they'd only make your article appear clunky and stilted..... Longman ONLINE malefactor old-fashioned formal (*2) I'd recommend you put a comma here. We don't want your reader/teacher to think it's a conjunction “however”. First of all, in the perspective of the humanism, the criminals who are against humanities(*0), if they draw breath(*1), can jeopardize innocent people. On the other hand, it is unfair that we may disregard victims’ human rights if(?) we only emphasize criminals’(*2). Besides, the capital punishment will correspond to humanism (*3) if the appropriate procedure of execution is implemented.
(*0) This sounds like you're implying there's another group of criminals who are not against humanities, and they won't harm innocent people....
(*1) What does it mean? Who are “they”? Longman ONLINE draw1 verb 24 draw breath to find time to have a rest when you are busy:
* I've hardly had a moment to draw breath. (*2) (this?)--> On the other hand, it is unfair that we disregard victims' human rights whereas (only) emphasize criminals'. (*3) You can do a Google (Books) search on this. I have a feeling that your use of “humanism” was to convey “人道主義”. Well, you may want to consult your dictionary on “humanism”. The entry of “humanism” on Wikipedia may also help. Or, there's a short one: http://www.iheu.org/taxonomy/term/52
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Re: [請教]Abolish the Capital Punishment? Or Not

台灣英語網1.0 » 週五 8月 21, 2015 1:40 pm

非常感謝前輩精闢的指點
關於draw breath,我在Dr.eye查到有「活著」的意思
而Dr.eye也沒有標malefactors是古字
我以後會儘量不便宜行事而只查Dr.eye的
感激不盡!
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