Pro death capital

Essay by islipiroHigh School, 12th gradeA+, February 2004

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A strong case can be made in principle for capital punishment. Those who commit vicious crimes destroy the basis on which a moral community rests and forfeit their rights to citizenship and even to life itself. More than 13,000 people have been legally executed since colonial times, most of them in the early 20th Century. By the 1930s, as many as 150 people were executed each year in USA. I think that the nation should still actively use this form of punishment when necessary. It seems strange to me that the welfare of the community should not come before that of a convicted murderer. Capital punishment has many favors and I will focus and explain three strong points, which can make all of us agree on Capital Punishment. One is to deter criminals, two is to keep a safe environment in our society by eliminating criminals and three is to make a more useful usage of the tax money instead of spending it to keep criminals alive.

The death penalty is a deterrent against crimes. Statistics show that the crime rate is reduced in all states that hold the death penalty. The point given to these people is that they are less likely to commit a crime knowing they will receive the ultimate punishment to kill. Any person who kills people with no regrets or rapes innocent victims continuously, does not deserve to live in a luxurious North American penitentiary or anywhere for that matter, they deserve nothing but the death penalty. When the words 'death penalty' or 'capital punishment' are heard, they obviously are disturbing and uncomfortable, but so are their crimes. Hopefully Capital Punishment will be legalized in many states and also in Canada to eliminate violence from our society.

When a murderer kills a person...