The Death Penalty


The Death Penalty has been around since and before the Americas were found. Even though it has been in affect for hundreds of years, I do not feel it is at all right. The methods are cruel and in some cases, very painful for the inmate. The guilty should still be punished appropriately, even if some do escape proper punishment unfairly. Each crime is unique, both because the circumstances of each victim are different and because each defendant is different. Society has always used punishment to discourage would-be criminals from unlawful action.For the most cruel and heinous crimes, the ones for which the death penalty is applied, offenders deserve the worst punishment under our system of law, and that is the death penalty.The benefits of capital punishment are few. It costs more than life imprisonment, does not deter crime, and is, arguably, not ethical. I believe that the United States should reconsider its stance towards capital punishment, after all, I don\'t want the state to kill for me.The death penalty is not a fair judgment.come to believe that there are some crimes so heinous, so unconscionable that there can be no other appropriate punishment than the death penalty.