Capital punishment is a very controversial issue, but it is a just penalty for murderers. Murderers forfeit their lives for taking the life of another. Capital punishment deters criminals from committing violet crimes. Incapacitating criminals is also another form of deterrence. The death penalty removes harmful criminals from society. In doing this, people can feel much safer knowing that there is one less criminal on the streets. The death penalty is also more economical than life without parole. Capital punishment is good for society, and should be used in a more timely manner.
Punishment is used to decrease a person’s actions. The severity of the punishment depends on the severity of the crime. Capital punishment is not used to be cruel, but it is used to decrease a person’s actions. Capital punishment helps to decrease violent actions, and without it there would be nothing to decrease a person’s actions. Everyone who receives the death penalty must have committed a capital offense.
There is an important rule in the civil law to keep in mind. The rule is that the punishment should not exceed the crime. This means if someone were to steal a package of bubble gum, he or she should not be sentenced to death, but if someone went around killing people, then he or she should get the death penalty. I think that capital punishment should only be used for serious crimes.
Although there are many arguments that disagree with capital punishment there is also a fair share of arguments that favor capital punishment. People use the Bible for reasons to support and to disagree with capital punishment.
The death penalty makes more sense economically than life without parole. Life without parole is more costly to the taxpayers. The taxpayers pay for the housing of the prisoners and for the food. The numerous court appeals also waste many hours and lots of money. By doing this, America encourages people to commit serious crimes because the criminals know that they will have food to eat and a bed to sleep in. I believe that the prisoners do not get what they deserve.
The death penalty prevents criminals from committing anymore crimes. Life without parole cannot keep criminals from murdering the prison guards, or even other inmates. This also cannot deter people from taking hostages to try to escape. The people that are in prison for life have nothing to lose. No matter how good the security is there will always be someone who tries to escape. Occasionally, some of the people will be successful at it. If you are in jail for life then you have endless time to come up with a plan to escape.
Another argument for capital punishment is for vengeance/justice. Many people feel that killing convicted murderers will satisfy their need for justice and/or vengeance. They feel that certain...