The Death Penalty Should Not Be Abolished Essay

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Death Penalty The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, is punishment by death. It is usually only used for murder, but it can also be used for rape, especially when children are victim, treason, aggravated kidnapping, drug trafficking, aircraft hijacking, placing a bomb near a bus terminal, espionage, or aggravated assault by someone who is incarcerated, persistent felons, or murderers. It is also used for attempting, authorizing or advising the killing of any officer, juror, or witness in cases involving a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, regardless of whether such killing actually occurs. Some of these crimes are only used in certain states, at the state level, but some of them are also used at the federal level. The death penalty should not be abolished because the effects of its use benefit the victim, their families, and the community; however, some would argue that everyone deserves a second chance. Capital punishment is a benefit for the victim and their family because justice would be served, the victim’s family and friends would feel safer, and they would not feel the need to retaliate for the crime that was committed. The Bible repeatedly refers to justice being served for crimes committed. Specifically, in Leviticus 24 verses 17 through 21, it says, “17Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. 18 Whoever takes an animal 's life shall make it good, life for life. 19 If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him,…

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