Guilty people deserve to be punished in proportion to the severity of their crime. Crime is when an individual violates the laws and regulations of their country. Capital punishment is also known as death penalty. Capital punishment is the execution of an offender as a punishment for his crime. It is necessary for those who refuse to accept unjust administration of punishment.
Therefore, our point is proven that capital punishment can be a tool to reduce crime and maximize happiness for all those actually or potentially affected by its implementation. In sum, capital punishment is justified because it constitutes a general deterrent and ultimately maximizes happiness and well-being in societies where heinous crimes create disharmony and unhappiness. In essence, the death penalty does exactly what Nancy Reagan claimed it does: It saves
Most criminals don't think about what they are doing at that exact moment or think that once they have already started they can't stop. I would think lots of criminals would not want to go to prison either, I would think prison would be worse than death. Once in prison, those serving a life sentence often settle into a routine and are less of a threat to commit violence than other prisoners. The death penalty also does not give the felon time to think over their actions. States that do not use Capital Punishment usually have a lower murder rate than states that do.
However, those convicted are given a reasonable punishment and opportunities to have their cases reassessed if need be. The death penalty provides criminals with a reasonable punishment, given their case, without exceeding constitutional provisions. Capital punishment provides reasonable punishment given the crime. According to state laws, the death
In the case of the death penalty, it has the added bonus in guaranteeing that the person would not offend again. Supporters of harsh punishments argue that the would-be criminal would consider the costs versus the benefits of committing a crime. If the costs outweigh the benefits, then it is assumed that he would stop what he is doing, effectively ‘deterred’. Furthermore, the usage of harsh punishments to effectively deter crime is ethically justified as it prevents more people from falling victim to crime. However it is extremely difficult to judge a punishment’s effectiveness based on its deterrence effect, consequently we must consider other variables that would entail a person to commit a crime.
“EXECUTING PEOPLE FOR MURDER deters other people from committing other murders.” (Tucker). The practice of the death penalty reduces the number of criminal activities in society. Some of these criminal activities include murder, terrorism, and robbery. This is because criminals or potential criminals are afraid of dying. To give proof, here's some evidence… For each execution, on average, about five homicides were deterred.
Prisons have been used all around the world since as early as the 1500's. A prison is a facility in which people are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state. Over the years there has been a debate on whether or not prisons work well as a punishment. "According to Goodman
One way that Hammurabi’s Code and the Modern Laws are different is because Hammurabi’s Code is strictly based on social structure. This can be seen by Hammurabi’s words, “If a men destroyed of a gentlemen, they shall destroy their eye… if he has the eye of a commoner, he shall pay one mina of silver… if he has destroyed the eye of a gentlemen’s slave, he shall pay one half the slave’s price.” This shows how the punishments depend on the social class of the victim and the criminal in Hammurabi's code. However, the modern law does NOT. Also, in the Modern Law, the criminals have a democracy. In Hammurabi’s Code, they punish you immediately.
First, punishment is more likely to lead to a reduction in behaviour if it immediately follows the behaviour. Prison sentences often occur long after the crime has been committed, which may help explain why sending people to jail does not always lead to a reduction in criminal behaviour. Second, punishment achieves greater negative results when it is aggressively
Another objection raised by the opposition regarding this topic is that capital punishment will safeguard society. Many people in today’s society firmly believe that a criminal who has expressed violent behavior before, is more than likely to do such a thing again. Furthermore, they often argue that in the same way robbers are sentenced to jail in order to make sure that they will not commit the same crime at least for they time of their sentence, murderers should be punished with death, both for the reasons aforementioned and due to the fact that they will not be able to harm anybody else, in or out of prison. Finally, those opposed to the banning of capital punishment are of the opinion that by executing one that has committed a heinous crime will neither bring back the person murdered nor cure the one who was physically and emotionally scarred for life but it will undoubtedly provide a sense of justice to those who suffered as a consequence of the