IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 626 - Capital punishment is essential to control violence and crime in society

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Capital punishment is essential to control violence and crime in society. Without enforcing capital punishment like dead sentence our life would become less secure and the number of crime and violence in society would increase.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
I thoroughly agree with the proposition - capital punishment should be made mandatory in our society, where crime ratio is being increased day by day because we live in a world where people are not even certain about how they are going to return, either on legs or on shoulders. There is a law of physics, which is known as "Murphy's Law", which states that "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong". So whose duty is it to make it right again?

To start with, the ratio of crime and terrorism is being so increased exponentially. People feel unsafe, even being at their own homes. Criminals show no compassion or mercy to those who are being held by them as captives. I do not know what they get by doing such heinous and diabolical acts. In my opinion, death penalty should be made as an essential punishment for those criminals and insurgents who love to annihilate the humanity or the society we live in, where people get massacred brutally just like flies in air. The good example of this is in most of middle-eastern countries where criminals get beheaded or hanged publicly for their wrongdoings, that is why their crime ratio is equivalent to almost zero. Crime is after all a crime, irrespective of how big or small it is. By this I mean that, adopting such policy might frightens those criminals and make them to think at least ten times before bringing any kind of furor among citizen and annihilate them.

On the other hand, many people or activists think that criminals are also humans so they also deserve another chance to rectify themselves to become a better citizen in future.

From these facts, I would maintain that, no human-being happens to be an insurgent, criminal or terrorist by birth. It is just the time which plays as a best teacher for some and worst for some.
[ Written by - Azam Shaikh ]
Model Answer 2:
In the past, capital punishment was widely applied to the criminal who were convicted for the serious crime, but now this method is rarely employed by few governments. While I accept it has some conveniences on the society and the administration for controlling the violence, I believe that capital punishment should be banned for several reasons.

On the one hand, there are some benefits to the regimes when they implicate the capital punishment. Firstly, petty criminal would discourage to become dangerous offender because they can see penalty of the other sinner. This could result the reduction of crime on the society. Secondly, many governments have to spend a vast amount of money by fostering the convict. As an example, the USA government spends more than 5 percent money of their budget by rearing the criminal in the prison. However, if they employ the capital punishment, the state can able to save much money.  Thus, it is fairly easy to comprehend that capital punishment has some advantages on the society and the nation.

On the other hand, it can be argued why this method should be banned. One important point is that people can be wrongly convicted. For instance, recent news is published by a daily newspaper named Daily Star in Nigeria that a person was wrongly punished after 25 years it has been proved that he is innocent. If the capital punishment would apply to this person, he would not get the proper judgment. Another point is that as some criminal are mentally illness, they have no idea about his crime; moreover, this disease has treatment. Therefore, it would not be a good idea to apply this action in all circumstances. Furthermore, the life time prison, rehabilitation etc. can be the alternative solution to manage the crime.

In conclusions, I think capital punishment should not be required in this modern era. There are many alternative methods we can apply instead of capital punishment for controlling the serious crime on the society.
[ Written by - Ayub Ali ]
Model Answer 3:
Crime rates have been drastically increased in some developing countries over the last few years. These countries lack behind in legislation for any act of violence. Some people argue that capital punishment could play a significant role in mitigate criminal activities. Others claim that workshops, seminars and rehabilitation centers are more helpful in controlling crimes in society. I believe that death penalties are rapid and reliable solution to eradicate such problems.

The role of capital punishment is vital for the betterment of any society. Each culprit should be brought to justice and punish for its acts. Death penalties and jailing are mandatory if anyone proved to be guilty. By doing so, violence and crime rates will steadily decrease with the passage of time and will guarantee a free and safe society.

Other factors such as counseling, rehabilitation and educating people could immensely reduce crime rates. Government should organize seminars and workshops to create awareness among people about the dire consequences of wrong doing. People with the criminal background share their sufferings with teenagers as they have had first-hand experience of its drawbacks. Furthermore, parents can also play pivotal role in reducing crimes. They should monitor their children activities and take necessary actions if they found something suspicious.

To sum up, I would like to say that lawmaking for criminal activities is very essential. It will not only rectify current situation but also provide benefit to future generations. Moreover, highlighting the severe outcomes of violence could also contribute a lot in making crime free society.
[ Written by - Fahad sultan  ]
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