Due to the fact that not all members of the society are going to follow the law on their own accord, forms of punishment for wrongs done may be used both for retribution and deterrence purposes.
In the United States, capital punishment has been used as the most harsh form of retribution for the society’s most vicious offences.
However, not all people believe that the death sentence is justifiable notwithstanding the brutality of the crime that a person may have perpetrated.
This paper argues that the death penalty is not only necessary but also the most efficient means for deterring future offenders.
As such, capital punishment provides a cheap and human and relatively human method of dealing with criminals.
This paper has argued that the death penalty possess numerous advantages that make it a necessary tool in the justice system. “Public Support for the Death Penalty Remains Strong (sidebar).” Issues & Controversies On File: n.
While some people do contend that the death penalty should never be imposed on anyone, regardless of their crimes, it can be authoritatively stated from the above discussions that capital punishment does serve a significant role in the society and as such, it’s use should be perpetuated albeit with a lot of caution so as to avoid subjecting innocent parties to this ultimate form of punishment.
“Lethal Injection.” Issues & Controversies On File: n.
Over the past 13 years, Florida has spent million to carry out 18 executions.
If you divide this dollar amount by the number of executions, you come up with a cost of .2 million for each execution. In addition, using the death penalty is a very slow process.