An Advocate for Capital Punishment

602 Words Jan 30th, 2018 2 Pages
Capital punishment, the death penalty, or the execution of somebody is the infliction of death upon a person by a judicial process as a punishment for an offence. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offences.
I strongly believe in the death penalty because it deters crime. According to James Pitkin (2008) “Advocates of the death penalty argue that it deters crime, is a good tool for police and prosecutors (in plea bargaining for example), makes sure that convicted criminals do not offend again and is a just penalty for atrocious crimes such as child murders, serial killers or torture murderers.”
Capital punishment has in the past been practiced in virtually every society, although currently only 58 nations actively practice it, with 95 countries abolishing it and the remainder of 101 countries keep it as a law for really serious crimes.
In third world counties like the Middle East and strong Jewish countries they believed in an eye for the eye. For example if a thief was to steal an orange from a market place and was caught they would take his hand off, the same theory applies to a crimal if they were to take another person’s life then would lose theirs.
People that are against capital punishment say that life in prison without parole serves just as well. That would be the case if you ignore all the murders criminals commit while in prison…

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