Life in prison is a better punishment for murderers

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

By punishing murderers with the death penalty, society is also guilt of committing murder. Therefore, life in prison is a better punishment for murderers.

To what extend do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:
Murder is the most heinous crime on the earth. Every single day, somebody gets murdered. People, however, are split in their opinion when it comes to the issue of punishment. Many people consider the capital punishment as the collective guilt. They plead to amend regulations to replace death penalty with life sentence for murder. In the instance, I concur with the notion that the state also is committing murder by punishing murderer with death penalty and therefore, it should be ended.

For a start, death penalty is the most irreparable crime the states perpetuate irrationally. “To err is human” is a common adage, and in the case of capital punishment, a subtle error can cause the death of an innocent man. Besides, many a time, innocence does not conspicuous until long after the innocent people’s conviction. And as it is an irrevocable convention, it does not allow the chance for the accused persons to be proven innocent. Thus, it is an obvious violation of the most basic human rights. So, the death penalty should be abolished.

Apart from that, everyone has inviolable right to life than no one or even the state has no rights to kill anyone. It is such a right that the state even cannot execute the individuals who commit murder; punishing them with death penalty violates that right. In addition, a civilized society should not tolerate torture, even if it may have good effects. Death penalty, in fact, is an inappropriate conviction for modern civilized society to respond to even the most abominable crimes.

Summing all of the above, it seems reasonable to assert right to life is an inviolable right, and should be treated as such. As far as I am concerned, the state’s justice system is fallible, and so, there is a great risk of executing an innocent. Since death penalty is such a mistake that cannot be put right. So, capital punishment should be replaced with life sentence.