Death Penalty Vs Life In Prison

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The Death Penalty
The world can be a dark, cruel place to live in , it seems like everyday a horrendous crime is committed like murder, kidnaping and rape. These crimes are enough proof that there is enough evil in the world. It is necessary that society has the death penalty to prevent the possibility of recurrence. If murderers are sentenced to death and executed, potential murderers will think twice before killing for fear of losing their own life.The death penalty should be allowed because it is important to show other criminals that it is not okay for their horrendous acts they are committing and that they should be punished for their actions.

Some may argue that the death penalty should not be allowed because it does not help prevent
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Life imprisonment does not ensure that the criminal does such crimes again. The criminal can commit the same crimes are much worse escape and go on a killing spree , although these are not always considered it can happen. In the article “Death Penalty Vs. Life In Prison” published by Opinion Front it stated “criminals consider their odds before taking someone's life. The fact that most criminals who have been sentenced to death appeal for life imprisonment, itself shows that they fear death more than life in prison”. As long as the criminal is still alive, they are still capable of killing or hurting someone . Putting a criminal in prison makes the government look more sympathetic towards the criminal than the victim. The government needs to send out a strong message that they will not tolerate such crimes and they won't let them get away with it, prison time is enough to stop most people, but for some people a stronger reason is needed. Having a functional death penalty law will help protect the public from society’s worst…show more content…
Crime would be uncontrollable as never before if there wasn’t some way to deter people from committing the acts. Prison is an effective deterrent, but with some people more is needed, prosecutors should have the option of using a variety of punishments in order to minimize crime. If criminals realize that committing a serious crime that will take them to the gallows, they are bound to think twice before acting. The crime rate in countries where this form of punishment exists is far less compared to other countries where it has been abolished. People may argue and claim there is no “evidence” to suggest that it acts as a deterrent , but then there is no “evidence” to suggest that it doesn't act as a deterrent either. Maybe it doesn't act like it for hardened criminals or for those who act with passion, but it is most likely to act as a deterrent for those who plan a murder carefully and try not to get
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