The Morality Of The Death Penalty Essay

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The morality of the death penalty has been debated across cultures and in many time periods. In the United States, capital punishment has been used since colonial times (CQ Researcher). It has been argued that the use of capital punishment greatly deters citizens from committing crimes such as murder. Many people’s greatest fear is death; therefore, if they know how serious the consequence is for their action they are less likely to commit a crime. It is amoral to not properly punish a person who has committed heinous crimes. In the United States, committing murder is considered a heinous crime and in many states the death penalty is allowable. I agree that the death penalty should be used in murder convictions. In addition, I argue that the death penalty should also be used for cases of rape. The death penalty should be used in cases of murder. The taking of a life is widely considered to be an unforgivable act. The relatives of murder victims often go through extreme emotional trauma. In seeking justice for their loved ones, relatives demand that the murderer’s life be taken away from him/her. The thought of the murderer living out his/her life at the further expense of the taxpayer does not provide the victim’s family with closure. Therefore, in murder cases, the death penalty is the only way for justice to be served. In addition It is a deterrent to crime. According to data from the Federal Communications Commission collected in all 50 states from 1978 to 1997,…

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