Supporting the Death Penalty

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“If murderers are sentenced to death and executed, potential murderers will think twice before killing for fear of losing their own life” (“Prevents”). Although some may think that the death penalty is harsh, “capital punishment is likely to deter more than any other imprisonments because people fear death more than anything else” (“Prevents”). The death penalty is the best form of punishment for those convicted of murder, but it is flawed in many aspects. Part of the problem is that “the laws today are too lenient” (Burgado). This statement couldn’t be more true; there are many murderers that are serving life sentences or are free because the laws aren’t strict enough. “Imprisonments deterrent effect will never be as great as that of the death penalty” (Burgado). People murder because there is chance that there will be no serious consequence. Spending a lifetime in jail may not be that great of a consequence. The death penalty should definitely deter potential murderers. “Millions are being killed and will be killed because our justice system isn’t working” (Burgado). The system is too slow and is not harsh enough. “Death sentences remain at or near historically low levels” (“End”). This is unacceptable; there are plenty of murderers sitting in jail that should be executed for heinous crimes. Many Americans are pushing for death row support, many believe in the eye for an eye policy. The American people believe that capital punishment is the quickest and most efficient way to achieve justice. For the sake of the American people and in order to achieve equal justice, the Unites States needs to reform and enforce the death penalty. The methods to execute someone are literally endless; however there are five main types of executi... ... middle of paper ... ...tion Center, 1 Nov. 2001. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. . "An End to Death Row?" Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2014. . "Historical Timeline.History of the Death Penalty." N.p., 13 Aug. 2013. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. . Melton, James L. "Three Good Reasons for Supporting the Death Penalty." N.p., 1997. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. . Stewart, Steven D. "Methods of Execution." The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, 2012. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. .

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