The Debate Over The Death Penalty Essay

1243 Words Feb 12th, 2016 5 Pages
The debate over the death penalty continues to escalate as more and more individuals gain awareness about the controversies encompassing the topic. This, in turn, calls into question the morality of enacting the process of sentencing someone to death, however, an individual who deliberately murders innocent civilians should not have protection, in regards of morality, from a society, when they pose a dire threat to everyone around them. Morals differentiate between individuals, but the laws put in place by a nation act as a constant that everyone should abide by, despite one’s personal values, because the laws protect the general population who follow them. Only those who contend with the laws will endure the punishments that accompany their crimes.
Crime and prison systems should practice the death penalty because the severity of a mass murder calls for a stringent response, and any form of punishment other than the death penalty “would be inadequate and, therefore, unjust” (Koch). Anyone ‘unfortunate enough’ to have the death penalty bestowed upon them have all committed horrendous acts of mass killing, and they pose too high of a threat to ever step foot on the streets again. They may endanger anyone who comes into contact with them. A murderer who committed a perfidious, immoral deed only displayed lethal behavior towards their victims, therefore, they do not deserve any higher amount of morality shown to them while they face punishment in front of the justice system.…

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