Pro Death Penalty

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Pro Death PenaltyBy, Valon MelaThe death penalty should be kept as a punishment in our court systems. It should be kept because it helps crime rates drop, helps give closure, serves justice, and more. Even though it gives a great outcome to the system there are people who argue against it. People against say that capital punishment is not rite, innocent people get killed, and its cruel and unusual punishment; yet none of those facts are proven, in fact, there is prove against them. Ultimately the death penalty helps society feel better and be a better place.

The death penalty prevents more murders in society by causing one that is deserved. This is because people get scared of giving up everything for nothing. They think twice before they take a life because they can be punished by getting their life taken. The death penalty stops most people from killing others over stupid things like money, arguments, etc.

Most of the people that do commit murders either don't care about there life, didn't mean to, or have some kind of anger or psychiatric problem like being psychotic, schizophrenic, bipolar and more. Many people tried to prove that the death penalty prevented murders, but there attempts were inconclusive. In 1973 Isaac Ehlrich engaged in an analysis which results showed that for every criminal executed 7 lives were saved (MSU); only because people were scared of the death penalty and didn't want to take a chance with there life. The many people that appose the death penalty say that the death penalty doesn't prevent murders, but causes them. Like criminologist William Bowers of Northeastern University says "Society is hurt by the use of the death penalty, this ups the likelihood of more murder." (MSU) I think that this is an insane idea. Even...