The Capital Penalty: The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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Capital Punishment is a form of punishment, administered by the government, which sentences people to death for their crimes. Many of these crimes are murders and rape, and it doesn’t discriminate either. Blacks, whites, the mentally retarded, and even the military have faced capital punishment. There have been many legal issues with how to administer capital punishment, but now we have a system to constitutionally administer capital punishment. Even with these revisions, there will always be an ongoing debate on whether to keep or abolish capital punishment. Many people believe that this form of punishment is cruel, unconstitutional, or even barbaric. Capital punishment has methods of execution that are fair and relatively painless, deters…show more content…
Think of a family with a mother, and older son, and a younger son. The younger son tends to mimick every action that the older brother does, whether it’s an act of good or evil. When the older brother does something that 's deemed bad the mother will scold her son. This will deter the younger son from mimicking that action because he does not want to experience the same scolding has his older brother. I think this situation closely resembles how capital punishment deters future crimes. When your life is on the line people tend to hold back these vicious urges. In the article Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF). "The Death Penalty Deters Murder." The Ethics of Capital Punishment, "When discussing moral justification for capital punishment, one of the main issues is whether the death penalty actually deters criminals from committing murder. To answer that question, two professors from Pepperdine University in California conducted a research study, and their results indicated the answer to be yes. In fact, their evidence correlated each execution with approximately seventy-four fewer murders the following year. Therefore, statistical evidence shows that the death penalty does prevent future murders and is thus justified." The will to live is more important than the will to kill. Some people are doomed by their uncontrollable desires, but some reasonable people who are just angered…show more content…
Families who have lost their loved ones in the hands of someone they don’t know is a traumatizing experience; you can 't escape the endless agony of losing a loved one. That is why America needs to enforce capital punishment. We need to deliver justice for those families in heart ache. We need to avenge their honor; no human should take someone 's life and not expect the same to happen to them. The according to this web article called Capital Punishment Should be maintained, in the Thompson V. McNeil case a petitioner, codefendant, and two women were in a motel room. The codefendant and the petitioner threatened the women and tried to extort cash from them. They were expecting $200, when all the victim could come with was $25 the codefendant was angry and hostile. He forced her into the bathroom and began to whip her in the face with a chain belt. He began to undress her and started to violently ram a chair leg into her vagina, which caused internal bleeding. The torture didn 't stop there; they burned her with lit cigarettes, continued to beat her, and made her eat her own menstrual pad. She finally called her mother and was able to get the rest of the money the petitioner and the codefendant wanted, and then they continued to torture her until she finally died. Police had caught the men involved with the murder, and was sentenced to death row. They
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