conclusion, I support capital punishment. I do not think these criminals should
be allowed to return to society or live in prison for the rest of their lives.
I am aware that the cost of a death penalty trial is more expensive than
supporting an inmate for life. However, I feel it unfair for the taxpayers and,
most importantly, the families of victims to have to support these criminals
while they live out their lives in prison.
do not believe that people who commit such violent crimes as rape or murder are
able to be rehabilitated. There have been too many instances of the criminals
being released and committing the same crime over again. If the death penalty
had been imposed and carried out, one more innocent live would have been
spared. By the way, I believe that if a juvenile commits murder or rape, and is
tried as an adult, they should receive the same punishment as adults.
think that capital punishment has been applied fairly in our justice system.
The cases that could possibly involve a death sentence are tried by a jury of
our peers. I feel that with a jury, human perspective and compassion comes into
play. Such cases where the murder or rape was heinously vicious with no sense
of motive or remorse, this is also taken into consideration. DNA has proven
that many people who were convicted and sentence to die were innocent. I
understand this argument; however, I believe now that we have advanced DNA
capability, our justice system will be strengthened. Eyewitness testimony has
also been unreliable in some murder cases. I believe that eyewitness accounts
should be thoroughly investigated and not taken as a first choice. Although
they will always be used in our justice system, my hope is that with new
technology, questionable eyewitness reports will not be used to impose capital
support the death penalty and I do not consider it cruel treatment. The
Constitution itself indicates that the death penalty can be used. Amendment V
of the Constitution states that “…no person shall be deprived of life, liberty,
or property, without due process of law….” (U.S. Const., amend V). In other
words, once a person has gone through the due process of law, his life can be
taken if he is found guilty. There is a common misunderstanding that murderers
do not think about the end consequence. If that was the case, there would be
more killings by police than arrests. When police officers confront these
murderers, they normally give themselves in because of the threat of the weapon
pointed at them. This is a conscious thought of an end consequence.
penalty is a good form of punishment considering that it prevents future
murders by acting as a deterrent. Society has always employed different kinds
of punishments to prevent criminals from committing crimes. In other words,
there is always a drive to prevent future harm by learning from the mistakes of
today. In this regard, the society has a great interest in protecting people’s
lives from murderers. The best way to prevent murder is to use the strongest
form of punishment which is the death penalty (Arguments for and Against the
Death Penalty). Evidence from numerous studies has proved that the death
penalty has an inherent ability to deter would-be murderers from committing
the death penalty has proved to be a punishment suitable for certain crimes
such as horrific murders as it is the ultimate punishment. It has taken many
harmful crimes off the streets besides acting as a warning for both the
convicted criminals and other potential murderers out there. It has saved many
innocent lives that otherwise would have fallen into the hands of murderers. Certainly,
there is no nothing better than saving innocent lives.
death penalty is a form of punishment in which a person who has been convicted
of a serious crime is executed under the precept of the criminal justice
system. The death penalty has been in existence for thousands of years and has
gained wide acceptance in the United States since early colonial times. Even
those who framed the Constitution specifically the Fifth Amendment approved of
it though implicitly (McCord and Latzer 9). Despite the growing acceptance of
the death penalty as an appropriate punishment for certain kinds of crimes such
as first-degree murders, there are still some people who argue against it on
certain grounds. The debate as of death penalty has raged on for a long time.
On one hand, some believe the death penalty is a cruel punishment which is
morally wrong and a violates the right to life for its victims. Others defend
their opposing views by citing the wave of abolition of other types of corporal
punishment such as branding and flogging and propose that imprisonment should
also replace the death penalty (McCord and Latzer 9).