By using the death sentence, it not only affects the murderer and the victim’s family, it also affects the Jury. Not only does the Jury need to give up their time and money, but the decision to put another human to death could be a hurtful responsibility that will not be forgotten by those who had to make a decision like this. Sometimes people on Death Row are wrongfully killed. These people may have been mistaken for another and an innocent man or woman might be put to death. We may not be 100% sure it is the guilty person we are sending to their death.
“Many that live, deserves death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”quoted by J.R.R Tolkien. Death Penalty- It does sound cruel but what if a brother knew a man who killed his sister brutally to death and made her suffer till her last breath?
If a murderer is released from prison he could be worried about his life. There could be someone so affected by the crime he committed that revenge is the only thing on his mind. If the murderer was sentenced to death and killed is saved an innocent man that was angry from possibly going to jail. If the murderer is executed the revenge driven man can calm down and know that the job has been done for
Second, Gibson defends his conclusion by arguing that the death penalty acts as an ultimate retribution. The article, “The Case Against the Death Penalty” on the other hand argues that many people who have lost a loved feel as if they have to do everything that is in their hands to execute the murderer; yet this sentiment is not universal. Further more, someone who is sentenced to death row, may not even want anything to do with the murderer of their loved one. In the United States, many who have survived the murder of a loved one have joined Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation or Murder Victims Families for Human Rights (The Case Against the Death Penalty). Instead of holding anger, as well as resentment toward their loved one’s murderer, they decide to join these groups that help them reach the peace that was taking away from them when their loved one was murdered.
Their grief begins with the murder. It may not end with the murderer’s execution, but the execution does bring about a feeling of relief at no longer having to think about the ordeal—a feeling which often fails to arise while the murderer still lives on. A system in place for the purpose of granting justice cannot do so for the surviving victims, unless the murderer himself is put to death. The victim's family can feel traumatized knowing that the perpetrator is still alive. Although the victim and the victim's family cannot be restored to the status which preceded the murder, at least an execution brings closu... ... middle of paper ... ...ctims who are at risk.
The death penalty gives closure to the victim’s families who have suffered so much. Families never fully recover from the loss of a loved one, but the death penalty can provide closure to these families. The murderer has suffered his family and friends of a loved one. There are many victims with a single murder and when the criminal gets caught and convicted, it is understood that the punishment will be severe. The prisoners family must suffer from seeing their loved one put to death.
Society 's needs of punishment and protection can be met without running the risk of an erroneous and irrevocable punishment. Many people favor the death penalty as reparation for the wrong done to a victim’s family; however, in most cases, closure is not the result. Losing a loved one, no matter how that person is lost, is unbearable, irrevocable, and shattering. Moreover, the death penalty supporters claim that the murderers must suffer in order to make the victims’ families feel better and that death is what murderers deserve – “making the punishment fit the crime.” If punishments are unjust unless they mirror the crime itself, then it would mean punishing rapists
I think that Forgiveness in a very important part of life. Without it, people can not move on with their lives. Let's take for instance a murderer and the family of the person he killed. The murderer may be sentenced to death. The family of the person who was killed could go in and watch the man that killed their family member be put to death.
Because they know if they were to kill a couple people, they will possibly end up on death row. But then again does the person who committed the crime, really think about that when they are doing the act? Most people who support the death penalty, are loved ones of someone who they lost due to a crime. Because the person that was killed doesn't have a say anymore, obviously. But the family does, and they usually want the most beneficial punishment to be done to whoever did the crime.
He was caught stealing and sent to reform school and then again when he was twelve and was sent to Gibault School for Boys in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1947. He was not there long and had ran away trying to return to his mother who didn’t want him. He then tried to live on his own, supporting himself entirely off of stealing and burglary until he was caught. The court had arranged for him to be sent off to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town. (another reform school) Three days after he was admitted to Boys Town, thirteen-year-old Charlie and another boy committed two armed robberies.