Persuasive Essay : Death Penalty

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Persuasive Essay: Death penalty should be legalized
In the United States today, the death penalty is an issue at hand that has the country divided. There are a lot of supporters who believe in the “death penalty” but there are also a lot of people who are against it. ( Currently right now, the death penalty is allowed in thirty three states and seventeen states currently have abolished the death penalty. (Death Penalty Information Center). For this persuasive essay, in my opinion I believe the death penalty should be legalized throughout the whole country. I will show throughout this paper why the death penalty should be legalized. There are a lot of reasons on why I believe that the death penalty should be legalized in all states, reasons of the correct punishment for horrible crimes, justice for our country, and the right ethics for our country.
With capital punishment properly being used, future criminals are scared off of violence, and committing crimes such as murder. According to a lot of people greatest fear is death; if they know that death is a possible consequence for their actions, they are less likely to perform such actions. In 1973, there was a research study done by Isaac Ehrlich, he found in his study that for “each execution of a criminal seven potential victim’s lives were saved” (Death Penalty Curricula for High School). This was a big possibility for other criminals being scared off from committing murder after…

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