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Death Penalty: An Effective Element of The Justice System Essays

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What do you think goes thru the mind of a killer, like Jonathan Nobles from Steve Earl’s “A Death in Texas”, who brutally murder innocent people? Killers like Nobles disregard the gift of human life and violate people’s right to live. The death penalty is a necessary element in the judicial system to not only prevent the offender and others from committing a similar crime again, and to relieve the never ending flow of criminals that fill the prisons, but also most importantly to punish the heinousness of the crime and to provide closure to the victim’s loved ones. One need for the death penalty is to prevent the killer or others from committing murder again. Someone might think twice before committing murder if they knew they…show more content…
By having the space and ability to rehabilitate more inmates, that can be productive in society again, maybe we can stem the tide of repeat offenders.
The most pertinent use for the death penalty is to punish the criminal for their crime and attempt to bring closure to the victim’s loved ones. The viciousness of committing capital murder demands extreme punishment should be taken against the offender. Imagine you and your family are brutally murdered but you could still see what happens afterwards. Now imagine the person that committed the heinous crime only received life in prison and was going to live a long time. How would you feel knowing that while you and your family no longer have the right live anymore the murder is going to have a chance to live their life and be taken care of for the rest their days? Some may find this unfair and the victims don’t have a chance to voice their opinion on the sentencing. Often the only way for the victim’s family, friends, and loved ones to receive closure is with the death of one who committed the brutal crime. They can receive closure knowing the offender is dead and no longer able to harm them or others. Also knowing the killer felt the same thing as the victims can provide some closure or at least make it easier to move on
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