Protect children from violence

When dealing with cases of violent death or serious injury of children under the age of 12, the special status and vulnerability of the victims should be taken into account. Children are the future of society and one of the groups most in need of protection, any harm to them is intolerable. For the crime of cruelly killing children, the society must adopt a firm and strict attitude to convey the insistence on the dignity of life and absolute condemnation of the crime. Therefore, the murderer should be sentenced to death.
1. Protecting the rights and interests of children is the responsibility of society. Children are innocent, they are not yet fully mature and capable of self-preservation and depend on adults for safety and protection. Therefore, when an adult commits a violent act against a child under the age of 12, resulting in death or serious injury, this serious violation of the child’s right to life and dignity should be punished more severely. The death penalty is not only a punishment for crimes, but also a legitimate reward for victims and their families, addressing their suffering and protecting society from further intimidation.
2. According to the laws of Taiwan, the penalty for a crime should conform to the seriousness of the crime and social fairness and justice. Since children are vulnerable members of society, violence against them should be considered a serious crime as it violates basic human and moral values. Therefore, for such crimes, the law should stipulate heavier penalties to serve as a deterrent, and at the same time send a clear signal to the society: the protection of children is of paramount importance, and those who violate children’s rights and interests will be severely punished. The death penalty can be a powerful deterrent, sending a clear signal to others about misdemeanors, an act that helps protect more children from similar crimes.
3. Relevant cases also provide evidence to support this argument. In past cases, some criminals who committed acts of violence against children often received lighter sentences because of legal restrictions, which has aroused public doubts about the fairness of justice. This situation not only fails to bring fair justice to the victims and their families, but also fails to effectively prevent similar crimes from happening again. Therefore, heavier penalties will help maintain social fairness and justice, and ensure that children’s rights and interests are effectively protected.
In summary, based on the situation of children under the age of 12 being violently killed or seriously injured, Taiwan’s laws should take into account the special status and vulnerability of the victims, and impose harsher penalties on the perpetrators, and the death penalty also reflects social justice and This is not only a just response to victims and their families, but also a firm commitment by society to protect children’s rights, prevent similar crimes from happening again, and provide children with a safe and harmonious environment for growth.

Taiwan Victim Human Rights Association
Vice Chairman Liu Chengwu Send file

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