Pro Death Penalty Essay

In society today there are many different opinions on capital punishment. I’m a strong believer in our nations system to bring justice and give a fair trial. I’m also pro death penalty. I believe in capital punishment only if the crime is severe in such crimes as murderers, raping, and serial killing ect. For example if a criminal is jailed, he may again commit the same crime after being released from prison. Giving him capital punishment would make sure that the society is safe from being attacked by criminals.

I believe it is an appropriate punishment for serial killers and for those who continue to commit crimes even after serving there imprisonment. I believe that the death of a criminal gives closure to their victim’s (if they are still alive) and their families. And the death penalty serves as a deterrent to criminals who may be considering committing a capital offence. Also one of the main principals of the punishment and the judicial system is that the penalty fits the crime.

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If someone violently murders another individual or numerous people, then it makes sense for the punishment to be death right?…. Putting people in prison, as opposed to executing them gives them a chance of parole (or the small chance of escape), meaning they can commit more crimes. Capital punishment means there is no chance of the criminal committing another crime. I also believe that a person to sentenced to the death penalty that he or she has a 10 year time limit before there expiration.

To appeal the sentence and bring fourth any admissible evidence to the courts to have the sentence or charges dropped or reduced and not drag on a sentence and hold a person in death row and waste tax payers money. Some anti-death penalty campaigners describe examples of people on death row, or people have already been killed have then been proven innocent. Today, the accuracy of modern forensics and DNA testing makes it very unlikely for an innocent person to be put on death row. Capital Punishment

Furthering this point, it is that the number of innocent people that may be killed is equalized by the number of actual criminals that are set free. Also I would deny capital punishment if I knew that the convicted of a crime and had to do life in prison without parole I’m a believer in incapacitation in the sense that if you are locked up you can not commit a crime. But there is a flaw with incapacitation in which we lock these guys up and do not teach them any other way of life and they only know the negative ways to survive.

And when they are released back into society that they are going to commit another crime and they will be thrown back in jail. We have to intervene and give inmates a chance to learn while in jail or prison to give them a better chance at sustaining a healthier way of life once paroled and or released. I highly recommend that in any crime that there will be restitution to be paid to the victim and restore the victim’s sense of comfort before the crime was committed. Whether that is threw restitution being paid to the victim or whether restitution was served to the victim.

I believe in rehabilitation that everyone that is in jail or prison or any person released from jail or Prison has as many chances to better him or herself in and out of jail. That way they have no one to blame besides themselves for their life being a positive or negative. I also believe in retribution (eye for an eye punishment) but I also believe that retribution should come with a twist under certain circumstances and in special cases that the accused/convicted of a crime that meets certain criteria and is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole or the death penalty.

That the victim’s family should have the choice of what the convicted should serve that way the victim and the family has a sense of closure and feel like the purptrader got what he deserved. Deterrents are another good way of preventing crime before it occurs and I believe that deterrents stop most crimes from happening. It is my personal opinon and I believe that it takes restitution, rehabilitation, retribution, Incapacitation, and deterrents all play a major role in the reformation process and needed for all convicts to do better and for the system to work.


Muhlhausen, D. B. (2009). The Death Penalty Should Not Be Abolished. In J. D. Torr (Ed. ), Opposing Viewpoints. Crime and Criminals. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. Retrieved from http://ic. galegroup. com. proxy. itt-tech. edu/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow? displayGroupName=Viewpoints;prodId=OVIC;action=2;catId=;documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010119286;userGroupName=itted;jsid=e24924f006a2fb94f7324f8ee34c9627