Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

1523 Words May 17th, 2015 7 Pages
Capital punishment, which can also be referred to as the death penalty, has been around for hundreds of years. Ever since it began, there has been discussions as to whether it is morally correct, and as to whether it actually influences criminals. Some believe that the possibility of being put to death often stops criminals from committing violent crimes. Others believe the reciprocal, stating that those that partake in violent crimes are driven to do so for various reasons, and whether they have the chance of being put to death or not will not stop them from doing what they feel they must do. Some serial killers and other violent individuals think that they will never be caught. Others believe that they are doing God 's work, or they proclaim other 'important ' reasons for the killings and violence that they partake in. Sometimes this is due to mental disorders, but there are other reasons that people partake in acts of this nature. Regardless of these reasons, violent acts can and do happen and whether these people should be put to death for their crimes remains a widely discussed issue.

Those that argue for the death penalty swear by the statement that, not only does it keep the person in worry from committing any more violent acts, but it also works as a lesson for those that are pre-meditating these types of acts in the future. It is not only the U.S. that has this problem, as many other nations are also worried about crime rates. In some other countries there are…
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