The Death Penalty Should Be Mandatory Essay

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In all societies, the death penalty should be mandatory in all fifty states of the United States of America. “Capital punishment has gained increasing attention in recent years with several highly published executions. One explanation for juror attitudes suggests that a high violent crime or homicide rate creates a pro-death penalty bias in jurors; the community reacts to the violence within it through serious punitive measures” (Margret Gonzalez-Perez). Individuals that are proven guilty of heinous crimes should be sentenced to death.
Morality is defined as conformity to the rules of right conduct; this term relates to this quote. “The crimes of rape, torture, treason, kidnapping, murder, larceny, and perjury pivot on a moral code that escapes apodictic proof by expert testimony or otherwise . . . abolitionists may contend that the death penalty is inherently immoral because governments should never take a human life, no matter what the provocation . . . the death penalty honors human dignity by treating the defendant as a free moral actor able to control his own destiny for good or ill; it does not treat him as an animal” (Bruce Fein).
Deterrence is to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding; this definition relates to this quote which makes the word deter easier to understand. “Common sense, lately bolstered by statistics, tells us that the death penalty will deter murder . . . people fear nothing more than death. Therefore, nothing will deter a criminal more…

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