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Death Penalty Argument There are four main reasons for punishment rehabilitation to return someone to a former status reformation to re-form or re-create an individual deterrence to deter others or to deter the person punished and retribution an eye for an eye The death penalty is a punishment to a person in which the person is put to death for a very serious crime they have committed usually when they take another persons life Our state and federal legislators have created laws that specifically identify which crimes a person commits that can be punishable by the death penalty The death penalty is seen as a deterrent to increasing and more serious crime If members of the society know that if they commit serious crimes they could be put to death for it they are less likely to commit these crimes However there is great disagreement in our society about whether it is a true deterrent to crime or not When I think of the thousands of inhabitants of Death Rows in the prisons in this countrymy reaction is Whats taking us so long Lets get that electrical current flowing Drop those pebbles now Whenever I argue this with friends who have opposite views they say that I dont have enough regard for the most marvelous of miracles - human life Just the opposite Its because I have so much regard for human life that I favor capital punishment Murder is the most terrible crime there is Anything less than the death penalty is an insult to the victim and society It saysthat we dont value the victims life enough to punish the killer fully Many abolition supporters quote the death penalty is not a deterrent Many abolitionist also add there is NO deterrent for a murderer there will always be a few individuals that are up for a challenge no matter what the consequences are for their crimes in my opinion Since jail is neither
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