Capital Punishment Should Not Be Abolished

901 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
The first death sentence was recorded in the United States was in 1608, and the person who was executed by firing squad was Captain George Kendall for allegedly being a spy for the Spanish government (“Capital Punishment in the United States”). Capital punishment is being debated all over the world whether it is murder or justice for the crime they have committed. Statistics show that murderers often kill again after releasement from prison. The Bureau of Justice gives relevant statistics pertaining to murderers who were released from prison: in 1994 40.7% of murderers were arrested for a new crime within three years of release (United States Department of Justice). Capital punishment should not be abolished because it is ethical to get rid of someone who does not value human life and that religious sources support the death penalty with extreme crimes. Furthermore, the chance of wrongful execution has diminished with the advancement of DNA testing and capital punishment is a deterrent for future criminals because it shows them that they will not get off easy. The Abolitionists often use the Ethical/Moral/Religious categories to argue against the death penalty. The arguments they use are usually along the lines that it is inhumane; however, the criminals put this burden upon themselves by taking another life. Furthermore, the heinous murderers do not feel remorse for what they did to their victims. If a murderer chooses to kill an innocent person, then he should get the…
Open Document