It is more reasonable to utilize the death penalty than to abolish it. The death penalty should not be abolished because (1) it deters people from committing murder and (2) because the death penalty gives peace of mind to the victims and their families and puts an end to the crime. I believe that the death penalty is a fair punishment for capital crimes. Even being in prison and lock up behind bars is still dangerous to other cell mates that are close by the person who committed murder or rape. Prisoners that get parole or escapes from prison
is basically getting another chance to kill another person. () Also it gives them another opportunity to Finish what they didn’t get to. So giving the death penalty is the most safest thing to do because it allows people outside the prison walls another chance to go out and not feel afraid that someone is after them, it let’s them have a smile on there face knowing that they can live another day. (1) Objection: The death penalty should be abolished because even the highest form of punishment will not remove the evil from society.
Response: If the death penalty was abolished, the convicted murderer has the potential to escape and kill again. This will spread more evil and give the option to kill again to the murderer. (2) Objection: The execution of a convicted murderer will never bring the victims back to life. Therefore it serves no purpose other than to kill. Response: Resurrection has never been the purpose of the death penalty. The family members just want to start healing and they can’t while the perpetrator is still alive.