Essay about Capital Punishment Is Unjust And Immoral

2004 Words Nov 28th, 2016 9 Pages
Capital punishment has been in debate since we first started executing criminals for the crimes they committed. This form of punishment has been carried out since the beginning of time from the French Revolution to the serial killer Ted Bundy in the 1970’s through the 1980 's (, para. 5-10). Today majority of people believe that capital punishment is unjust and immoral of an action to perform no matter what the criminal did. But what people fail to realize is the death penalty has more pros than cons. Prison systems have become overly crowded and the taxpayers are the ones responsible for paying those bills racked up by criminals. For some criminals, they will be sentenced to life in prison which means society is required to pay their bills just so they can stay alive and be comfortable. In simpler words, it is more economic to execute those prisoners that are convicted serial killers, and rapists who will be spending the rest of their life in jail. If by some means, those same convicts are released earlier on “good behavior” or escape from prison then there is nothing in the world that will stop them from committing those crimes again. Innocence people would be hurt all because the government wanted to keep a sociopath alive to be in good favor of the public. By executing criminals, it will allow closure for the families of victims. They will be in peace knowing the person who hurt their loved one will never be able to hurt another family like theirs. Victims will be…

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