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英検1級2次試験:Is capital punishment an effective deterrent to crime?

Is capital punishment an effective deterrent to crime?

(死刑は犯罪の抑止力として有効か?)

 

I’m against the opinion that capital punishment is an effective deterrent to crime.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, hard-core criminals often don’t afraid of heavy penalties when they commit crimes. For example, a man killed a lot of people inside of train station about 15 years ago. He said that he committed the crime in order to receive death penalty. Also, death penalty was abolished in France about 40 years ago. However, there were not significant increase in the murder rate after the abolishment.

 

Second, there will be possibility for the government and police to lose their trust from citizens. We often hear that a lot of innocent people are wrongly convicted of serious crimes and receive heavy penalty including capital punishment. Wrongful execution of innocent people would lead to the frustration among citizens. This may result in worse public safety, which defeats the purpose.

 

In conclusion, I don’t believe that capital punishment is an effective deterrent to crime. (163 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Disagree

①(重罪を犯す犯罪者は)重い刑罰に対して怯えない

②政府や警察が市民からの信頼を失う可能性(例:冤罪による死刑執行)

 

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