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Is Capital Punishment JustPB pCapital punishment is needed because p p1 It greatly discourages violent crimes like murder and rape p dir dir p2 It eases the burden on taxpayers by not having to support criminals who are sentenced to life in prison p p3 The only way for justice to be served is to have the criminal pay with their life an eye for an eye Many people believe that capital punishment does not belong in a civilized society I believe it is needed because we do not live in a civilized society if we did there would be no crime pdirdir pToday there is a big controversy over capital punishment whether or not it worksp por if it is morally right In America capital punishment is only used in felony cases such as murder or a felony burglary where there was an unintended murder because of a robbery People who favor the death penalty say that the criminals deserve it and that it is the only way for justice to be served People who are against the death penalty say that it is immoral that no person should be sentenced to death it has no place in a civilized society and that since the death penalty cannot be racially bias it should be banished Capital punishment is justified by several means First of all it greatly discourages violent crimes like murder and rape Many murderers are not serving most--if even half--of their sentences nowadays due to early parole or overcrowded prisons If a murderer is sentenced to life imprisonment not only does it cost the taxpayers money to support them but often their life in the jail is often better than that which some citizens live everyday These first two facts encourage crime rather than impede them Also a person who commits murder deserves a punishment that fits the crime committedp pPremeditated murder being the most vile crime committed calls for the only
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