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May 19, 2016

The death penalty is a controversial topic in Korea, especially after high-profile cases such as the infamous captain of the fateful Sewol ferry, or an army private convicted of killing fellow soldiers. While there has not been an execution for almost two decades, the public is divided on the ultimate punishment; some people consider it appropriate, whereas others want it abolished. What do you think? Should Korean society have the death penalty or not? Explain.

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  1. jennykhu permalink
    May 20, 2016 7:09 pm

    In my opinion, I agree to death penalty system.
    First reason, it’s for victims and their families. Many victims are scared about revenge. In real, there are cases attackers revenge victims. It’s good fortune if attackers reflect on their past , but the problems are who don’t reflect what they have done. We need to prevent 2nd damage for victims and citizen.
    Moreover, in the research existence of execution makes murderers hesitate to kill others. Because thinking they would be killed by death penalty system.
    Second reason, is that I don’t think we need to respect murders human rights. Person who oppose to death penalty system speak about human right. I see what they mean but think of USA. USA is one country where fully respect and think important about human rights. Even Amercia execute the murderers.
    Third reason is managing prison. It cost lots of money. People who do their duty faithfully by paying taxes are fraustrated when that money is use for criminals. For 1 criminals need 160만원 in one year. It doesn’t make sense they live with the people tax who harm the nation and victim.
    To conclude , it is my view that we need to carry out execution.

    • Jennifer permalink
      May 21, 2016 2:29 am

      I agree with you, especially about human right. It should not be allowed that a murderer has their own human right. Criminals lose their right to regard as a human the moment they kill someone.

  2. BMW permalink
    May 20, 2016 7:21 pm

    To be honest, I don’t support for the death penalty. It sometimes helps society to protect innocent people but I believe that it lasts only for a short period of time. Usually the criminals, who commit violent crimes, have no morals and also they don’t have the emotion or reason that normal people have. Moreover, I personally think that the violent offenders do not really care about the punishment. If they have any ideas of what they are doing or if they worry about the future punishment, they will never do something truly inhuman such as murder, rape, kidnap and so on. The word ‘death’ is too easy and simple for those kinds of people so I think instead of the death penalty, there should be crueler and more painful punishment for heavy criminals. For example, making them starve, chopping off their fingers, throwing their arms or legs as a meal for crocodiles. They will never know the feeling of victims but they should at least feel the worst physical pain that humans can get.

    • asdfgg permalink
      May 24, 2016 2:13 pm

      I have thought that the death penalty is the best choice for the violent criminals. After reading your idea, however, I agree that it can be also efficient way to torture those criminals rather than just kill them. Showing the suffering criminals, it can prevent other brutal crimes.

  3. Jennifer permalink
    May 21, 2016 2:23 am

    I agree with the death penalty.
    Nowadays, crime is getting more brutal and is randomly done for people who never do nothing wrong or have trouble with someone. However, Korean laws are too weak to make criminals shake with fear. For this reason, they continue committing the crime and even think that their crime is rational thing. How terrible situation we faced. Some people say that criminals have their own human rights even if they do horrible things. Moreover, other people say there are some criminals who have mental problem; therefore what they do is not real crime. And Korean law is likely to suppose this opinion because the insane person is just sentenced to 6~7 years by reason of mental problem. But, I can’t understand those thoughts. How criminals have their own human rights? They kill a person who also has the right to live safely. It is full of contradictions to give a human right to a person who intrudes other’s right. And criminals have ever so mental problem, they have to pay the penalty because they take other’s life as a result.
    Of course, there is much dangerousness such as an innocent person is killed by wrong judgment or judgment can be controlled by the upper class. Therefore, if the death penalty is in effect, the law must be honest. Ultimately, I’d like to say that the death penalty is important element to build a safe society.

    • Bob permalink
      May 22, 2016 11:21 pm

      I don’t agree with capital punishment, but I do agree with your idea that Korean laws are not that strict. Quite a lot of people just see the laws as not that serious things to violate.

  4. Angela permalink
    May 21, 2016 8:31 pm

    I agree with the capital punishment.

    I think the South Korean government needs to restore the death penalty for two reasons.
    First, the death penalty is a way to prevent crime. According to a date the Department of Justice submitted to the National Assembly legislation and Judiciary Committee, it showed crime of murder is riser by an average of 32 percent a year for the last 10 years since 1998 than before 1997(1997 was the last time someone was executed in South Korea). In this respect, it can see the death penalty has acted as a preventive role about the crime of murder.
    Second, a majority of the people feels the necessity of the death penalty. Although Korea doesn’t abolish the death penalty, South Korea is actually classified as the death penalty abolished nation. However, according to a date in 2008, it suggests that the South Koreans’ 57 percent of 50 million people supported the death penalty, 21.1 percent of 50 million people opposed the death penalty. In this way, the South Korean government should bring back the death penalty following public opinion. Especially, there are many heinous crimes in these days. Killers who commit monstrous acts must be swiftly brought to justice such as the death penalty and severely punished.

    • proftodd permalink*
      May 22, 2016 9:09 pm

      “…it showed crime of murder is riser by an average of 32 percent a year for the last 10 years since 1998 than before 1997…the death penalty has acted as a preventive role about the crime of murder.”

      Possibly, but be careful of using a co-relation to prove causation.By the way, you quoted a study which used before-and-after 1997 statistics. The IMF crisis in 1997 created a variety of economic and social issues: joblessness, isolation, despair, loss of self-worth, anger, and so on, which provide fertile ground for crime. As well, Korean society is moving away from a communitarian culture to a more individualistic one. I wonder how much of a connection there is to violent crime when strong supportive family and friend bonds are weakened.

  5. Fairy permalink
    May 22, 2016 1:20 pm

    I think death penalty is acceptable. First of all, everything around criminals is supported tax citizens pay. One’s hard-earned money is spent on housing criminals and giving them benefits which a normal person will never get for free. If the tax is not used for those unnecessary things, the government may be able to use it for other ways such as helping the needy who eke out their living. Also, if a person takes another human’s life, he or she deserves to die. When criminals commit a crime, it means that they deny human rights of themselves. Criminals cannot ㄷinsist their human rights because they impaired others’ human rights. Lastly, crime committed by criminals also breaks social order. Crime breaks social order, for the criminal deprives people of their lives, peace and liberties so as to give himself or herself benefits. Deserved punishment protects society morally by restoring the order. Death penalty must definitely be used when a person is guilty of a heinous crime.

    • asdfgg permalink
      May 24, 2016 2:21 pm

      I strongly agree with your first idea. It is a clear fact that providing shelter and meals to criminals is a huge waste. There are much more people who have not committed any crimes but cannot have home or meals. Therefore, tax must be used for them.

  6. ras7070 permalink
    May 22, 2016 5:20 pm

    I think korea society should have the death  
    penalty for several reasons.
    first, it can decrease the level of crimes in our nation. if people see news about the death penalty. they will be more cautious and decrease their crimes because they know that they will be the same ending.
    Second, if death penalty is not allowed in nation, it will be cost a lot of money. Death penalty is only way to save texpayer’s money.

    • proftodd permalink*
      May 22, 2016 9:35 pm

      While some would-be murders might hesitate before killing someone, most I suspect are probably not in a state of mind to coolly evaluate the risk of being caught, tried and put to death. According to Prof. Daniel Nagin, who led a committee at the National Research Council to study this, said that in the U.S., there is no evidence that the death penalty acts as a deterrent. The threat of being caught is more of a deterrent than the ensuing consequences, so having well-trained, well-paid police officers who are motivated to solve crimes is crucial to reducing violent crime.

  7. ras7070 permalink
    May 22, 2016 5:36 pm

    sentencing serves as a punishment for crimes, letting them continues their lives would only increase the tax burden felt by citizens. We would need to feed, house, and clothes them, which all require the hard-earned taxes honest people have paid.

    • red permalink
      May 23, 2016 3:54 am

      Everything is money issue. But isn’t it too inhumane that taking away chances to regret their sins?

  8. Bob permalink
    May 22, 2016 8:06 pm

    Death penalty is not the best choice to punish violent criminals. First, they do not deserve to do nothing and just die. They must be punished further alive than just killing them, and they must do anything to atone what they did. For example, police and researchers can get information from criminals for things such as preventing further crimes by keeping them alive. Second, punished ones by capital punishment cannot be resurrected. If an innocent person gets death penalty and die, there’s no way to compensate that person. Even money can’t revive him or her. Finally, capital punishment does not deter crime rate. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, statistics show that states without death penalty have lower murder rates than states with it. Also, from 1990 to 2014, not a single year have shown that states with death penalty have lower murder rates than states without it. Victims of crimes may want criminals to just die and vanish thoroughly from the Earth. But it is too generous for them to just die without contributing anything while they are still alive. Criminals do not deserve easy death, and they need to pay penalties for their crimes by doing anything.

  9. Cindy permalink
    May 22, 2016 8:09 pm

    Actually, I don’t really agree with death penalty. However, in Korea, I think it should exist. A lot of criminals in Korea are not punished enough to regret their behaviors. For example, Jo Dusun, a famous child rapist, will be released after four years. The victim, an eight-year-old girl, is still suffering from the crime. Above this, there are many unreasonable judgments which are good for the criminals. “Did you kill somebody? It’s okay! Just tell the judge that you are a feeble-minded person. Now you’re innocent!” It is a widespread joke. As a result, many bad people think that it is okay to commit crimes because of the soft punishments. I think the government should enhance the law or execute criminal’s lives. Fear for killing innocent people? Many innocent people are dying because of violent criminals who think the punishments are nothing. I think death penalty could help to decrease crime rates. That’s why I agree with it.

    • asdfgg permalink
      May 24, 2016 2:32 pm

      I also think that the death penalty should be done because the current punishments for brutal criminals in Korea. Considering the criminals’ mental diseases or whether the criminals drunken or not, court usually reduces sentence of them. It is a severe problem.

  10. Corinne permalink
    May 22, 2016 10:51 pm

    I don’t agree with death penalty. First, death penalty is not enough for criminals to be punished. They have to be much more painful than just being dead. If they don’t understand victims’ feeling and pain, government should make them know how distressing it is by torturing them. They should be given physically painful penalty. Second, I don’t think death penalty can reduce the number of crimes. Frequently, criminals who commit a horrible crimes such as murder, rape and kidnap have no guilty about what they did and no fear about dying. Thus, it’s not efficient punishment to prevent and reduce other crimes. Lastly, there is a chance that a judge makes a wrong decision by mistake or commits an irregularity on purpose. So innocent people can be killed by misjudgment. If someone innocent was killed by death penalty, it would be so terrible and miserable to their family because it can not be restored or set back. Nobody revive the dead people. Therefore, I think that other strong punishments should be made for so bad criminals instead of capital punishment.

  11. wony permalink
    May 23, 2016 1:13 am

    The heinous crime is increasing and many people afraid of occurrence risk. To make more safe society, Korean society should have the death penalty to a felony only. One of the primary reasons that death penalty have a deterrent effect. Crime is getting increase and many criminal commit crimes again. It is because of weak punishment. Heinous criminal should get a strong punishment. It will help to arouse attention to people and reduce a crime rate. Death penalty also has an advantage in terms of cost. Building a jail need a broad land and operating a jail need a many prison officer. The taxes are being used for criminal too much in our society. On the other hand, it’s cheaper to have death penalty. Some people say death penalty infringe on human rights. In my opinion, human rights have order of priority in its own way so there are many important things than human rights of criminal. Protection of good citizens, such who did not commit crime is a matter of the highest priority.

  12. Tom permalink
    May 23, 2016 2:16 am

    Nowadays, we can easily see many brutal crimes through the News. And there are also evil criminals who act cruelly and even killed some people. It is not the light problem especially in Korea. Some countries like Japan and China still keep their penalty system. On the other hand, Korea actually abolished the death penalty. Although there are so many brutal criminals, Korea government don’t react to implementation of death penalty. It is not seems like advanced country. Korean society should also have the death penalty like China, Japan and USA. There are some reasons why Korea should enforce the execution.

    First, death penalty is the only punishment that government can give to brutal criminals. Many criminals abused victim’s human dignity. They naturally should be punished by the law. Especially some murderers killed someone who is a member of our society. murderers not only killed just one person but also killed victim’s family as well. They might have suffering forever. In this case, can we really let the murderers live in our society? Also, there are some problems when criminals release from the jail. There are some possibilities to revenge to some people who made him(or her) go to jail. Finally, huge amount of money is spent to them to maintain the jail. This cost of the maintenance is all came from our citizens. However, is it really right to spend money to criminals who killed some of our citizens?

    It is undoubted problem to execute death penalty in Korea. Criminal’s human right is vanished after they killed somebody. We don’t have to protect their human right. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth. There are only one answer we can choose.

    • May 23, 2016 3:37 am

      It is undeniable fact that murderers intruded other’s right that can’t be washed away from anything. But, we should think over of whether criminals who committed a murder should be led to the gallows, also the power of judges would be able to be beyond basic aim of the low…

      • May 23, 2016 3:39 am

        At 3rd sentence, I want the word ‘all’ to between “should ~ be”

      • Tom permalink
        May 23, 2016 11:44 am

        Thanks for your comment. But, actually, it seems like that you didn’t understand my opinion well. I didn’t say all murderers should be led to gallows. I think that there must be some judgement whether it is brutal or cruel and after that serious judgement followed, the death penalty should be accomplished. Basic aim of the law that you said cannot be justified to murderers. Imagine that you lost your very close friend by murderer. Can you just say we have to protect criminal’s human right or human diginity? You have to answer this question before you criticize my opinion.

  13. Tom permalink
    May 23, 2016 2:19 am

    Nowadays, we can easily see many brutal crimes through the News. And there are also evil criminals who act cruelly and even killed some people. It is not the light problem especially in Korea. Some countries like Japan and China still keep their penalty system. On the other hand, Korea actually abolished the death penalty. Although there are so many brutal criminals, Korea government don’t react to implementation of death penalty. It is not seems like an advanced country. Korean society should also have the death penalty like China, Japan and USA. There are some reasons why Korea should enforce the execution.

    First, death penalty is the only punishment that government can give to brutal criminals. Many criminals abused victim’s human dignity. They naturally should be punished by the law. Especially some murderers killed someone who is a member of our society. murderers not only killed just one person but also killed victim’s family as well. They might have suffering forever. In this case, can we really let the murderers live in our society? Also, there are some problems when criminals released from the jail. There are some possibilities for criminals to revenge to some people who made him(or her) go to jail. Finally, huge amount of money is spent to them to maintain the jail. This cost of the maintenance is all came from our citizens. However, is it really right to spend money to criminals who killed some of our citizens?

    It is undoubted problem to execute death penalty in Korea. Criminal’s human right is vanished after they killed somebody. We don’t have to protect their human right. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth. There are only one answer we can choose.

  14. May 23, 2016 3:28 am

    I disagree with the revive of the death penalty in Korea as of now. It is evident that many Koreans support taking criminals who committed too bad crimes to the end of the hell, such as death. I wouldn’t absolutely exclude the death penalty forever, but we should know executions judges are deciding are too weak to punish criminals exactly in Korea. It has been heard with ease that a drunk guy who raped a woman was sentenced in jail only to 6 to 10 years because he drank and a chairman who led a company to bankruptcy was protected by many helpers because he has the wealth even though he made too many the unemployed. Like this, even the present laws have not been working well for realization of justice. If the end of punishment, capital penalty, is executed in Korea, would that be working well without middle steps? A body without a waist can never be straight. The death penalty should be in when many happening crimes are sentenced suitably. It will never be late to bring it back and consider its appropriation when many crimes are treated well.

    • red permalink
      May 23, 2016 3:52 am

      That makes sense also. It’s so sad that we don’t believe court, judge and punishment anymore.

    • Tom permalink
      May 23, 2016 11:55 am

      I partly agree with some of your ideas, but i can’t understand why you conclude in that way that it is premature to think the death penalty. I think it is not realistic that court change their attitude toward criminals. They just move and react by what law stated. There are so many complicated laws that should be change. If we just wait for our society where have suitable sentences, it will take a long time and rather it is impossible in some way. But if the death penalty realized, it will work as the standard of the court judgement. And there’ll be many justified laws followed. (I really want to debate with you, and i have no any bad emotions to you. I just want to hear your logic opinions. Have a nice day bro)

      • cliojun permalink
        May 23, 2016 1:37 pm

        I didnt mention court should change their attitude about criminals, i just wanted to talk about the present position of our country’s law. And you mentioned it will be standard of court judgement if the death penalty realised, but i wonder why the capital penalty should be criteria because it is not just judgement. But, i accepted what you recommended, and very thank you for picking my errors you thought.

  15. red permalink
    May 23, 2016 3:49 am

    It’s really ethical problem to purpose death penalty. I don’t agree with the death penalty. Killing the person is illegal in most (maybe all) countries, and if someone killed the person, he or she would get punishment from the country, no matter the murder was on purpose or by accident. However, paradoxically, basic idea of death penalty is also another murder for prisoners. Each life is precious and no one can value the life. Who has the right to take away someone’s life?
    Furthermore, human being has rationality unlike animals, but human is imperfect at the same time. Therefore, human can make a mistake and can go to the jail for the mistake. However, if death penalty took away his or her life, this would mean people took away the chance for him or her to regret what they have done. Do you think is it fair? Imagine that you run over someone by accident, and go to the jail. Imagine that you got arrested because you said something opposing to the existing government. You might get death penalty and you can’t resist to the law. Isn’t it scary society? So I don’t agree the death penalty.

  16. asdfgg permalink
    May 23, 2016 4:34 am

    Death penalty should be done in every country in the world, not just in Korea. Now Korea is keeping the death penalty but not executing in real for 20 years. According to the Amnesty International, there are 98 countries which abolish the death penalty and there are 58 countries which have retained it. The Amnesty categorized Korea as a country that abolished the death penalty because Korea has not executed it since the last one in 1997. And there are 61 condemned criminals who are waiting for execution. In my opinion, those criminals must be killed as soon as possible. Those who ban the death penalty insist that the criminals also have human rights and therefore they must be protected from death. However, how can the human rights of victims which were mercilessly trampled by the criminals be compensated? When it comes to this question, it is the wisest choice to impose deserved penalty, which is killing those brutal criminals under the law. Also, death penalty can be a very effective and reasonable decision. Korea serves prisoners comfortable bed, not deficient meal, and even job rehabilitation triaging programs, which are wasting money. Although there are a huge number of honest people who suffer from poverty and cannot have just a meal out of the prison, those criminals are provided comfortable places and do not have to worry about starvation. Obviously, it is a contradiction. Therefore, I think death penalty must be executed for justice and social costs.

  17. May 23, 2016 8:35 pm

    Except Asian and African countries, many of developed countries are against death penalty. Why did they abolish the death penalty and why does South Korea have to abolish the capital punishment? There are three reasons that they abolished the death penalty.
    First of all, the death penalty is able to kill innocent people. Most of the sentence of death is made by trials. However, the results of court are not always right and exact, because a capital sentence is based on the investigation of case which has already happened and the witness’s statements. In other words, it is possible that there are errors and mistakes in the process of the death sentence since the court carries out the sentence depending on human beings’ memory and deduction. If there are any errors on the court, it is that the government kills innocent people. Therefore, the death penalty is not a perfect punishment.
    Secondly, the purpose of the death penalty is to reduce crimes. Many countries agreeing with the capital punishment believe that it will discourage people to commit bad crimes. However, according to the research of UN, countries against death penalty have much lower the violent crime rate. For instance, after one state agreeing with the death penalty in United States abolished it, the violent crime rate rather declined 44%. In fact, abolition of the death penalty helps increase the index of happiness, because generosity which is one of the 6 components of happiness index, rises. Therefore, abolition of the death penalty makes the society happy and reduces the crime rate.
    Lastly, South Korea should consider the eyes of the world. GDP of South Korea is ranked 13th in the world. However, unlike other developed countries, South Korea still doesn’t abolish the death penalty. This system of South Korea can tarnish the global image of South Korea because the capital punishment is the symbol of unstable society. As a result, the death penalty can affect economy of South Korea and foreign investment to South Korea in a negative way.
    These days, in many other countries the social movement to abolish the death penalty has begun. Also in South Korea many people are against the death penalty since the death penalty can kill innocent people; the death penalty is ineffective in reducing the crime rate; it is able to tarnish the global image of South Korea. In conclusion, South Korea should listen to their voice carefully and abolish the death penalty.

  18. blue coffee permalink
    May 23, 2016 9:18 pm

    I object to death penalty not only in the society of Korea but also in the society of whole country in the earth. Because I think it is also another version of murder. There are a lot of ways to punish criminals instead of executing. No matter how the nature of crime is evil, killing criminals is also killing human being. It is the violation of human rights. Also there is a possibility of misjudgment and actually it has been showed through many cases recorded in the history. For example, in Korea 1974, eight university students had been executed because they had been sentenced violation of the National Security Act. However, in 2007, they were acquitted and nation compensated 52 billion won for the families of deceased.

  19. anonymous28 permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:50 pm

    I’m against the death penalty. I watched movie ‘Maundy Thursday,2006’ when I was in middle school. Everyone in movie theater was sorrowful because of the death of man who was falsely charged. Also, tears were falling from executioner’s eyes in the movie. I realized two impressions from movie. First, there can be an unfair death for some reasons. Mans in social and political power used their power to put the guilt on the powerless man. Because our society is so corrupted, it’s hardto give an righteous verdict. Second, the executioner can suffer from trauma. They would be troubled with a guilty conscience for killing someone because of criminals. I surely disagree with the death penalty, but I cannot accept that criminals stay comfortable by spending our taxes. They should work hard for making a living before death.

    • Barbie permalink
      May 23, 2016 11:15 pm

      Your comment make me remid of movie ‘The gift of room 7.’ I changed my mind a lot about capital punishment after I watched the movie.

  20. MintChocolate permalink
    May 23, 2016 11:07 pm

    In my opinion, the death penalty should be used. It is because, the death penalty can feature as a deterrent, which means this can be a rule as a warning to potential criminals. Korea has death penalty, but Korea does not really use it actually. However, punishing the death penalty is really important. The reason why it is important is that the potential criminals are getting ignoring the fear of punishing death penalty and getting daring to commit a crime. Either criminals of potential criminals, they should notice the fear of death penalty. For that reason, death penalty should be used.

  21. Barbie permalink
    May 23, 2016 11:10 pm

    In Korea, capital punishment has been a controversial issue for a long time. While some people support the sentence, others want it abolished. Personally, I agree with the statement that having the death penalty in Korea is unnecessary for some reasons. First, killing does not solve anything at all because acts such as ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ are not suitable for today’s society. Rather, these days, such acts are not deterrent. As meaning of crimes go light, some brutal criminals even endure punishment of being killed and commit crimes such as rape, kidnapping, murder and so on. In this regard, capital punishment does not reduce the crime rates directly. Next, there might be unfair execution. To be more specific, there should be some innocent people who get capital punishment unjustly. For example, perpetrator who are the wealthy or authorities paid to the disadvantaged to substitute their punishment. For the government, saving innocent people should be primary than catching a perpetrator. Finally, what matter is prevention. Government’s primary purpose is to make citizens feel safe and avoid potential crimes later. To be like that, it is more important for the Korean government to strengthen public security by employing well-trained police or intensify a light penalty.

  22. Friends permalink
    May 23, 2016 11:56 pm

    I oppose capital punishment. Definitely, there is no reasonable reason for killing and criminal must suffer punishment. But capital punishment cannot become enough means. Last winter vacation, I saw drama ‘Remember’. In the last scene, heinous villain sentenced to life imprisonment committed suicide in the jail. When I saw that scene, I feel uncomfortable. In drama, he confined, killed, sexually assaulted, put the blame on innocent people. But finally he didn’t get harsh punishment and regret his mistake. Of course for his death, all dangers related to him disappear and people don’t need to worry about his crime of revenge. But I think that he should receive the most painful punishment. I know suicide and capital punishment is different. But at all events, death cannot be proper penalty. They must expiate their sins and pay for their crimes horribly for life.

    • Bingbong permalink
      May 26, 2016 1:29 pm

      I am one of people who agree with a death penalty, but I also agree that the fact, all lives are important anytime.

  23. Lily permalink
    May 24, 2016 12:25 am

    I think the death penalty should be come into the force. Although the current researches show the fact that the death penalty doesn’t really decrease the crime rate, I certainly believe it will make a great effect in the end. I think the murderers are breaking the law because they are not afraid of just living their lives in the prison. With the execution, they should be alerted they could die if they commit a crime. Also, I think the people’s lives who don’t care other people’s lives should be ignored. This way of thinking was made when I saw the movies dealing with the past real incidents and was shocked after knowing that the criminals are still alive, wherease the people died because of them. That’s why I am agreeing with the execution.

  24. Incredible permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:28 am

    Death penalty should be enacted in our society for the public good. First of all, as a socially set policy, death penalty can better control the recent atmosphere of the society. Nowadays, since unprovoked murder occurred at Gate 10 of Gang-Nam station, there has been several threat toward the weak. It is probably due to the absence of vigorous rules. Although some say accomplished villains such as psychopaths and serial killers commit crimes without being afraid of being punished, everybody is afraid of death in front of them. After death penalty starts to be executed the overall number of crime will be reduced even though those crimes of villains will still occur somewhere. At the end, when death penalty is set perfectly, ultimate crime rate will decrease since criminals will be aware that they will be judged by uncompromising laws and rest of the citizens may feel safe under the law. Second, death penalty should revive because of the expense that we have to waste in order to maintain life sentence prisoners’ food, clothing, and shelters. With that budget, we had better support the bereaved families and try to help them cure. All the policy makers have to consider what social justice is and which way is the appropriate way to meet social justice. Therefore, with these reasons mentioned above, we should execute death penalty to unforgivable criminals.

  25. May 25, 2016 8:50 pm

    All people have the right to be educated. These days, most of developed countries provide all people with free education from elimentary school to high school. Why don’t many countries offer free university education for everyone? What happens if people have university education for free? Of course, it is good for whole society when people can get high quality of education for free, but education in university should be paid in order to maintain the high quality of university education.
    If people have free university education, the quality of education will be poor because professors cannot get high salary. These days, university becomes a business. In order to get smarter and more potential students, university tries to scout highly well-educated professors. That’s why the tuition of university which can provide high quality of education is higher than other university which cannot. In this sense, university education should be run by principle of market.
    Moreover, the government doesn’t need to force people who don’t want to be educated to take a lecture in university, because it is natural that too many students can make poor atmosphere of class. Also, not all students have interest in studying. For instance, people like athlete and musician, and singers need to train in the gym or on the stage rather than study in the classroom. Therefore, to improve the quality of lecture in university, university should accept students who want to study harder.
    Lastly, generally the contents covered in lecture in university are very difficult, so students have to study a lot in middle school and high school. However, if the university education is free for all people, there is no reason for students to study hard. Then, they cannot follow the all course since they are not prepared well as much as take the courses. Therefore, for all students, university has to teach easier contents in lectures than before. To put it another way, the quality of university education will be lower than it is not free for all.
    It is natural that all people want to be well educated. However, it cannot guarantee the high quality of university education because professors cannot get high salary, too many students can make poor atmosphere of class, and university has to teach easier contents in lectures than before for all students. In conclusion, university education should be paid to keep the high quality of education.

  26. Bingbong permalink
    May 26, 2016 1:26 pm

    A Death Penalty to Decrease a Crime Rate
    In these days, many serious crimes are more and more occurred. How can a country cope with the criminals? In the country with a low incidence of crime that punish criminals very severely. In Korea, there is a death penalty which is the most heavy punishment on offenders. I believe that it must be allowed in Korea because it lead to decrease of a crime rate.
    To begin with, severe punishment such as a death penalty could make people to dread in committing a crime. When people recognize the result of their behavior in advance, people behavior considering the result coming soon. It could arouse people’s attention before offending. Moreover, a death penalty could make offenders recognize how serious their crime is. Also, they would come up with what their specific fault is. In the moment that they are condemned to death, they would have a opportunity that recall the past memories and the suffering of victims.
    In conclusion, a death penalty is needed in Korea to reduce a crime rate and to be convicted a crime for criminals. These factors are very important for the Korean people and offenders. How can people live without the fear of crime? We should find the way to live in the country with a high incidence of crime.

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