In Favor of the Death Penalty Argumentative Essay by Master Researcher

In Favor of the Death Penalty
An argument for the death penalty.
# 35983 | 1,800 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 24, 2003 in Hot Topics (Capital Punishment)

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This is a paper that outlines the effectiveness of the death penalty and the reason that it is necessary. The paper addresses the need for retribution and argues that banning the death penalty will send wrong signals to society that it is not all that bad to kill someone. The paper analyzes and argues against reasons put forward by 'anti-capital punishment' activists and contends that with capital punishment, we will probably have lesser homicides and no serial killings.

From the Paper:

"To oppose the death penalty on the basis of various ill-conceived notions like 'human rights' (what 'human rights' do inhuman savages deserve?) is rather, irrational. Seeking media attention and celebrity nods does not push justice far from achievable reality. I want to put forward my points in support of capital punishment as they are awarded only to the worst of criminals. This personally satisfies me as I do not grope for reasons to let loose perpetrators of atrocities of the worst kind.
"The basic reason that I would state for enforcing capital punishment is retribution. An individual convicted of rape and gruesome murder of a teenager should be sentenced to death rather than life imprisonment or anything lesser. The punishment should fit the crime. Imprisonment for murder is both qualitatively as well as quantitatively unequal. Secondly, it only means that murder, as a crime is equated with stealing or cheating, when the murderer is put in the cooler along with a cheat. This only devalues human life. Murder should be held as the worst form of crime, and be dealt with as such. Murder befits capital punishment."

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