Keeping Capital Punishment as a fit punishment for criminals of extremely heinous crimes in our society.

Essay by trishstarHigh School, 12th gradeA+, November 2002

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Capital punishment is defined as society's moral outrage at offensive conduct. The State issues an execution for criminals who commit crimes so heinous that they feel it to be the only acceptable punishment. Capital punishment costs taxpayers less and can also be an effective way to deter other criminals from unlawful conduct. Although, the greatest reason why we should enforce capital punishment is because it is based entirely on the consideration of morality and justice. Capital punishment acts as adequate retribution for families and loved ones of the victims.

When a convicted criminal gets sentenced to a term in prison, taxpayer money is used to provide housing for them. With the increasing number of convicted murderers going into the prison system, why should taxpayers put forth money for increased prison facility needs. To pay for criminals to enjoy three meals a day, a bed to sleep on, and a roof over their heads seems like a disservice to society.

After all, that may be more than what they had on the outside. Your hard earned money goes to housing and feeding of criminals. Is that right?

Capital punishment is an effective method for deterring crime. Statistics show that the crime rate is reduced in all the states that hold the death penalty. It threatens criminals with an imposition of death for the commission of an act considered wrong by society. It also allows criminals to think and be aware of others who have been punished in the past for the offense that they are planning and persuades them not to commit that crime, knowing they could receive the same punishment.

Capital punishment serves as a solution for both justice and morality. Is it moral that an individual who took the life of another should receive heating, clothing,