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Eye for an Eye and Tooth for a Tooth remains to be two of the 282 laws of justice that Hammurabi established I am headed towards the topic of Capital Punishment I am here to support Capital Punishment and I believe that it has many positive effects to our society One of the more common procedures in our country is the Death Penalty the death penalty is extraordinarily rare Since 1967 there has been one execution for every 1600 murders or 006 There have been approximately 560000 murders and 358 executions from 1967-1996 FBIs Uniform Crime Report UCR Bureau of Justice Statistics BJS As a supporter of Capital Punishment putting a murderer to death row deters crime efficiently utilizes the publics money and is an equal retaliation I personally believe that execution is an effective deterrent of crime To support this argument I think that if a person knows how fast you can be put to death by committing a crime it will make them fully aware of their consequences in doing such crime Although this doesnt stand for all people I can say that it is an educational statement that many believe to be true For all the people that are rational in the thought the punishment of death seems to be a likely deterrent Safety is another reason why I am fore Capital Punishment It guarantees the society that the convicted murderer will never be out to commit another crime which takes away a persons fear for their life from that one person Statistics by Dr Isaac Ehrlich at the University of Chicago claimed that capital punishment is indeed a deterrent His research has shown that if the death penalty is used in a consistent way it may deter as many as 8 murderers for every execution carried out Also Life Imprisonment most of the time only gives the prisoner one last chance to get out of the punishment because prisoners
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