Essay on Capital Punishment And Its Effects On Society

1103 Words Nov 8th, 2016 5 Pages
For Every Action, There is a Consequence Crime — it has occurred since the beginning of time, but the question that still is raised today is, what is the best way to handle the individuals who commit the crimes of extreme cruelty or harshness? In the past few centuries, there have been many different solutions that have been brought up, considered, and used. While some were phased out due to questions on how effective they actually are, thus they lose popularity in the corrections system. Throughout time, death has been viewed as a suitable punishment for the most awful of crimes. Many showed us that is can most definitely be overused and that leads to the destruction of the government or civilization, but that does not change the necessity for its use as a punishment. There is a real need for capital punishment in our society, not only is it the morally correct thing for the victims, the victims’ families, on top of that our society, but also capital punishment deters most people from committing malicious crimes.
First off, so there is not a misinterpretation there must be an understanding of capital punishment before an argument can be made for or against it. Roger Hood states,
Capital punishment, also called death penalty, execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense. Capital punishment should be distinguished from extrajudicial executions carried out without due process of law. The term death penalty is sometimes…

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