Introduction This individual research report will tell about the death penalty and how it is unethical why people stand for the death penalty, and why people stand against it. This research report will also touch on the topic of the death penalty being abolished and provide evidence on if it is possible for capital punishment to be abolished and if it should be reserved for the worst people such as someone who has murdered more than once.Why The Death Penalty Should Not Be Allowed The death penalty should not be allowed because for the most part it is unethical in that it violates two human rights and most of the time the case against the death penalty is that it is against a person’s obligation to protect human life instead of trying to take it away from someone. According to Amnesty International which is a non-government organization that states “The death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading. Amnesty opposes the death penalty at all times regardless of who is accused, the crime, guilt or innocence or method of execution”(Amnesty). Amnesty then further explains why they oppose the death penalty other than the fact that it is cruel, inhumane, and degrading by stating that “The death penalty breaches two essential human rights: the right to life and the right to live free from torture. Both rights are protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in 1948″(Amnesty). By stating that Amnesty opposes the death penalty and why it is unethical by providing correct, reliable evidence that we can understand. Further, Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez give more insight as to why people oppose the death penalty by stating “The case against capital punishment is often made on the basis that society has a moral obligation to protect human life, not take it.”(Velasquez). but, since they are almost completely unbiased, they counterpart what they said by stating in the next sentence that “The taking of human life is permissible only if it is a necessary condition to achieving the greatest balance of good over evil for everyone involved.”(Velasquez) by saying these things Amnesty sheds light on some reasons why people that oppose the death penalty do so. Also Andre and Velasquez show that there is a time where capital punishment should be allowed even if it is unethical and morally wrong. Capital Punishment is stupid because by definition you are committing the same crime that the convicted criminal is being put to death for. Tristan Vick states “If somebody commits the heinous crime of murder, and you in turn murder them as “due punishment” for that murder, you are technically committing the exact same crime as they have”(Vick). Vick further elaborates by exclaiming “You cannot claim you are about justice when you turn around and commit the very same crime the criminal committed as punishment against him/her.”(Vick). Vick then elaborates even further by saying “By this logic you too must be killed for the murder of the murderer. The person who kills you for having killed the murderer who killed someone else will also be forced to face the same inevitable fate. The cycle only perpetuates more murder–and justice is never had.”(Vick). What Vick is saying here is that if you are the person that puts the murderer to death then you must be put to death for murdering the convicted criminal and once you have been put to death whoever put you to death must be put to death. Then the cycle continues on and on and on and no justice is ever servedWhy The Death Penalty Should Be Allowed The defence of why death penalty should be allowed is that it is a person’s obligation to protect the wellbeing and welfare of the citizens. In an article by Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez they state “Capital punishment is often defended on the grounds that society has a moral obligation to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens” (Velasquez). They then say why people think a citizens safety and welfare is at risk by stating that “Murderers threaten this safety and welfare” (Velasquez). Andre and Velasquez then provide the solution to maintaining a citizens safety and welfare based on what people who are for the death penalty argue by proclaiming “Only by putting murderers to death can society ensure that convicted killers do not kill again” (Velasquez). Andre and Velasquez have shown and given evidence on how people that are for the death penalty defend it. In a scholastic article written by two people one person for the death penalty while the other one was against it. Joshua Marquis was one of the writers and he is for the death penalty. Marquis starts out by say “Capital punishment is an extreme measure that is properly reserved for the worst of the worst.” (Rust-Tierney). Marquis tells what he means by worst of the worst by saying “That includes terrorists and mass murderers like Dylann Roof, the white man who was sentenced to death earlier this year for killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015.” (Rust-Tierney). After saying these things Marquis gives his first piece of evidence on why capital punishment works and why it should be kept by stating “Several studies have shown that the death penalty discourages people from committing crimes.” (Rust-Tierney). He then says “Research has also shown a link between increased executions and reduced murder rates.” (Rust-Tierney). By showing these facts marquis knows he has a good argument and so he makes an emotional appeal by saying “If we can establish that a killer is guilty and has a track record that suggests he will kill again, what do we say to his future victims if we allow him to live?” (Rust-Tierney). Then, finally Marquis raps everything up by saying “We need capital punishment for those rare cases in which a killer is beyond saving.” (Rust-Tierney). With all of Marquis’ evidence and opinions and the facts listed by Andre and Velasquez we are now able to understand why people that are for the death penalty support it.Unethical Execution Alva Campbell is a 69 year old convicted for killing a teenager during a carjacking was sentenced to death while he has a wheelchair, colostomy bag, and a wedge pillow so that he can breath. “About 80 minutes after the execution was scheduled to begin, the 69-year-old Campbell shook hands with two guards after it appeared the insertion was successful.” (Fretland). But, “About two minutes later, media witnesses were told to leave without being told what was happening.” (Fretland). After this execution attempt death penalty opponents immediately called for the state to stop all executions.Why The Death Penalty Is Unethical / Conclusion The ethicality of the death penalty is a highly and widely controversial topic that is often argued over a lot and from all of the evidence and facts given and gathered from the articles above, overall the death penalty in unethical. Even if there are times the death penalty needs to be used. Capital punishment is also unethical because you are committing the same crime you are putting someone to death for. Also because people have to right to life.