September 15, 2014
And Justice for All
Punishment stems from our parents, our mom or dad or maybe even both,
and their learnings stem from their parents. They would lecture, about the rights
and wrongs. So when a child grows up, maybe steals a pack of gum at age five,
something petty, they get away with it, get a thrill because they were never caught.
That small, minor theft turns into something a little larger over time, each time as
they grow. That frivolous pack of gum has grown into a larger larceny, maybe
grand theft, or robbing a bank, eventually leading to murder, this is known as 'the
Most of us have a moral compass, so what should happen if that compass
breaks? What is the purpose of punishment? The fundamental principal of justice
is that the punishment should fit the crime.
When one plans and brutally rapes or
murders another, doesn't it make sense that the punishment for the culprit be
equal to their crime? I believe in capital punishment, it is beneficial for society as a
whole. Capital punishment provides a strong deterrence against future crimes.
Capital punishment protects the rights of victims and saves costs of tax payers.
The death penalty is a legal appropriate measure in the U.S. legal system.
In a perfect world, there would be no serious predatory crime, none enough
to have heated debates concerning capital punishment anyway. But this world is
not perfect, and unfortunately we do have offenders who just have no place in this
world. Today, one of the most controversial, debated issue within the Criminal
Justice system is the use of capital punishment, also known as, the death penalty.
As stated in Procon.org; 'Thirty-two states hold the death penalty as...