The Death Penalty Is Morally Wrong Essay

807 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
The death penalty, as described by Oxford, is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. This form of punishment has been used for centuries. Each state uses different forms of the death penalty. The most commonly used form of the death penalty is given through lethal injection. Other forms of the death penalty include, a firing squad, hanging, gas chambers and the electric chair. Many will argue that any form of the death penalty is morally wrong. They believe taking a person’s life does not justify them for the crime in the first place. Others will argue the opposite and say the punishment should fit the crime. While each state holds different outlines and methods of approaching this controversial topic, thirty-one of our states enforce capital punishment. The death penalty should be allowed and pursued in all fifty states in order to hold our nation’s worst criminals accountable for their committed crimes. With the death of a family member comes baggage of mental health issues. Many families of murder victims are not able to accept closure for the loss of their loved one if they know the attacker is still alive. The death penalty helps create physical and mental closure for the families of the deceased. Relatives of the victim often become envious of the fact that they no longer get to see their loved one. This creates an urge for justice. Loved ones become distraught at the idea of their family member’s attacker not…

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