Human Punishment: Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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From the beginning of time, men have been taking advantage of women sexually and using them for enjoyment without consent. In the United States, nearly 300,000 women are raped annually and roughly 54% of rapists are never convicted (Chemaly). Those non-convicted men continue to run free, performing the same act over and over again. This means, more than five out of ten rape victims will have to live with the harsh memory of a man taking advantage of them sexually because their rapist never had any sort of punishment. However, if a rapist is sentenced to life in prison or death, the victim can rest knowing their abuser will never be able to lay hands on her or another woman again. And, if the rapist is ordered mandatory castration, maybe the victim will be able to sleep again knowing their rapist will feel the same pain he inflicted upon them. In the United States, men whom commit …show more content…
Victims of rape, should never lay in bed each night wondering when their rapist will strike again. Therefore, if their rapist is put to death, maybe they can sleep again knowing he will not lay another hand on her or another. The death penalty is primarily used in cases of murder, however it should be used in most cases of rape. To prove, some southern states are holding their ground and using it for acceptable uses, in which the victim is under the age of 12. This is shown into consideration when a child under the age of 12 was raped by Patrick Kennedy, in the state of Louisiana (KENNEDY). During the case of Kennedy Vs. Louisiana, Mr. Kennedy was rightfully chosen guilty and sentenced to death in 2008. Other than the Kennedy vs. Louisiana case, the death penalty should be put into consideration in cases of rape. The death penalty is considered a harsh punishment, however, is necessary in some

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