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Capital Punishment Crime is everywhere In our neighborhood in the neighboring state wherever we look we find criminals and crime Criminals have become a part of our daily lives Does this mean we let them be the darkness of our society No definitely not Eliminating crime and criminals is our duty and we cannot ignore it Getting the rightly accused to a just punishment is very important Some criminals commit a crime because they have no other option to survive but some do it for fun I do not advocate death penalty for everybody A person who stole bread from a grocery store definitely does not deserve death penalty However a serial killer who kills people for fun or for his personal gain definitely deserves death penalty Death penalty should continue in order to eliminate the garbage of our society Not everybody deserves to die but some people definitely do I support death penalty because of several reasons Firstly I believe that death penalty serves as a deterrent and helps in reducing crime Secondly it is true that death penalty is irreversible but it is hard to kill a wrongly convicted person due to the several chances given to the convicted to prove his innocence Thirdly death penalty assures safety of the society by eliminating these criminals Finally I believe in lex tallionis - a life for a life Deterrence means to punish somebody as an example and to create fear in other people for the punishment Death penalty is one of those extreme punishments that would create fear in the mind of any sane person Ernest van den Haag in his article On Deterrence and the Death Penalty mentions One abstains from dangerous acts because of vague inchoate habitual and above all preconscious fears 193 Everybody fears death even animals Most criminals would think twice if they knew their own lives were at stake Although there is no statistical evidence that death penalty deters
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