The Death Penalty: The Reasons Of Capital Punishment?
Accordingly, a person that viciously murders another person should not expect their own life to be spared; they should expect to face the death penalty for their crime if that crime meets the criteria of a death penalty charge. If too many people think they can commit horrible crimes and get by with it, all the more reason we need to stand firm as a society that expects accountability from all of its citizens. We hope that by having capital punishment at our disposal, it will be act as deterrence for those that might have the forethought of committing a crime that falls under the criteria for death penalty sentencing. “A related retentionist argument asserts that the death penalty, more than any other form of punishment (including life in prison), can achieve great overall utility through deterrence─the dissuading of possible offenders from committing capital crimes” (Vaughn, 2016). Furthermore, by exploring the fact that those sentenced to death often spend many years involved in the appellate court process fighting their death sentence and trying to overturn that sentence into life imprisonment proves that once again, common sense wins showing that people might be deterred more by facing the death penalty than by spending their life in