Pre AP Language Arts
25 April 2013
The Reasons Capital Punishment Should Stay Implemented
“When someone commits a felony, it is a matter of free will. No one is compelled to commit armed robbery, murder, or rape. The average citizen does not have the mind or intentions to become a killer(Ornellas).” This statement by Lori Ornellas, a victim in the brutal murder of her nephew shows us that when someone commits a crime they do it on their own account. In the United States today more than six thousand murder investigations a year go cold or go unsolved(Rein). This means that there are so many murders that get away and are not held accountable for the crimes that they have committed. Today in our society capital punishment is a form of punishment that is implemented in our justice system. Capital punishment should stay implemented in our justice system because, the death penalty can serve as a deterrent for violent crimes, the death penalty is morally permissible in today’s society, and under our Constitution the death penalty legally permissible.
In our country’s justice system the death penalty is good for many things, such as, serving as a deterrent for violent crimes all over the nation. We as humans have the ability to decide for ourselves whether an idea is good or bad. Often times to do this we look at the actions of others to earthier strengthen our confidence in our idea or to deter the idea that we have. This is the same concept that the death penalty brings to our society. the death penalty according to Richard Worsnop a writer for the CQ Researcher, “…is traditionally justifiyed in society for two reasons, retribution and detturance(Williams). The Latter of the two in retrospect is the most important. In our justice system the main crimes that are punishable by the death penalty are felony murder or murder in the first degree(Mitchell). Felony murder is defined as, “a killing treated as a murder because,...
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