The Good In Capital Punishment
There has been many disputes and controversy with allowing and abolishing the death penalty. The death penalty, which is legal executions to inmates, may be wrong in the eyes of many people, but it’s certainly the right thing to do in states that allow it to be legal. The 32 states that allow killing inmates have a variety of their own reasons for capital punishment.
In the Criminal Justice System, they serve three functions, which is to deter crime, rehabilitate criminals and incapacitate dangerous criminals. In every state, they must follow the Justice system’s functions to every incoming inmate. An inmate who just committed a murder, taking a life away; the state must serve the Justice system’s purpose of deterring crime and incapacitating a dangerous criminal. When the Justice system uses capital punishment or legal executions it causes fear amongst other criminals. Allowing and performing these executions will make everyone second think themselves before taking another life away. On October 29, 2013, the Justice department released a report that the national murder rate dropped 1.5% from states that allowed the death penalty.
Capital punishment has lowered the murder rate in a few states, but it also serves a relief to the victim’s family. The death penalty brings closure to the victim’s loved ones. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who had part in 2013 Boston marathon bombing was sentenced to death in the state of Boston. The Boston Mayor, Martin J Walsh made a statement, “Hope that this verdict provides a small amount of closure to everyone affected in the Boston Bombing.” A police officer of Boston, who was injured during a shoot out with Tsarnaev and his brother stated, “It gives me relief and closure as well as the ability to keep moving forward.” The death penalty can bring emotional stability to those who lost a loved one’s life. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social psychology found 20% of 150 cases, the victim’s loved ones reported feeling at peace or relief.
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