Today we will be interviewing 21-year old Evelina. Let’s hear what she has to say about the Death Penalty.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Evelina, and I am a final year university student and founder of the campaign, Don’t Overthink It. My campaign is designed to raise awareness about chronic overthinking and indecision amongst young people.
What are your thoughts on the death penalty?
The death penalty is an outdated and archaic form of punishment for a crime. Living in a society where chronic overthinking and indecision is a modern concern (an issue that I address in my campaign), is a reflection of how far we’ve come in human development. However, the continued acceptance of capital punishment, which dates back to thousands of years ago, sadly demonstrates how we are not entirely moving forward.
Do you think the death penalty should be abolished?
Absolutely yes! However, I understand that capital punishment is ingrained in system of many cultures around the world. Taking care of more prisoners requires greater resources (both human and financial), of which many governments aren’t willing to invest in. Many people don’t believe in reform and rehabilitation programs for criminals that have committed the most heinous crimes. These are issues that we definitely have to discuss, as there should be more humane alternatives to the ones that are currently available. Worldwide abolishment of the death penalty is not a change that will happen overnight. We may even have to wait for another century.