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Capital Punishment legal infliction of death as a penalty for violating criminal law The argument in favor is based on justice and the nature of a moral community which requires that each person respect the life liberty and freedom of others Those who commit vicious crimes destroy the basis on which a moral community rests and forfeits their rights to citizenship and even to life itself Here are some reasons we feel that Capital Punishment should be enforced Maximum Public Safety The act of murder is the climax-result of previous thoughts and acts Murder like all other crimes is a crime against society It is for this assult that the state infects punishment The state is impersonal If it is clear that a person is guilty beyond any doubt of murder then that person should be sentenced to death Judge Robert E Crowe prosecuter on the LeopoldLoeb trial states I believe that society wishes to take the life of the murder because society does not wish to lose is own Crowe further state that to commute the death sentence to life imprisonment is an unpardonable abuse of executive clemency Proponents against the death penalty allege that murderers are the criminals least likely to repeat their crimes Does that statistic matter if you become the victim of one who does repeat their crimes Of the 2575 prisoners sentenced to death in 1992 1 out of 5 had a prior conviction of homicide Is this the kind of justice we want in the United States If the killers were sentenced to death the first time and executed in a timely manner say 1-2 years fewer innocent lives would have to perish By executing the murderers the first time around fear of this type of punishment would protect socoety Thus punishment would fit the crime and the victims family and society would be able to have closure and one less murderer is out in the
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