Capital punishment refers to a situation where an individual who commits an extremely inhuman act is sentenced death. There are different ways through which the victim is put to death. Different countries have unique methods of carrying out the punishment. In most cases, hanging is used. However, the issue of capital punishment remains critical and raises questions and concerns form different people on whether it should be executed or not. People have come up with different arguments in support of the form of punishment. There are individuals who deny the positive impact of the practice while others remain in support of the form of punishment. However, it would be of exclusive significance to consider why capital punishment should remain.
The first reason why capital punishment should remain is its existence as the ultimate warning. It would be strategic to let the murders understand that they will automatically be put into death any time they commit murder. Some criminals are ready to commit any form of crime any time they feel like doing it. This element is extremely vital in explaining why these people need some control through execution of the capital punishment as solution. Despite the existence of the warning in some countries, murder still takes place. In a wider thought, capital punishment is the core warning against any form of crime. If a criminal has information that the system will continuously put such people to death, he is likely to develop fear on the act. For example, robbers may not have intentions to kill but they are out to execute their professions. They will have to develop extreme fears on the act (Sunstein and Adrian, 704).
The second element that may make capital punishment the most valuable form of punishment for murderers is provision of closure for victims. Different people have been convicted as single murderers. Once an individual who engages in murder for the first time and is caught, tried, and convicted death other people will understand the seriousness of the capital punishment. It is wise to have a view of the issue at an angle of a certain family being deprived a member and a lover. The family will remain in excessive pain and they would wish to see the execution of justice. The most preferable and satisfying form of punishment to such people is death of the murderer. Any other action will not be definition of justice among these people. They will remain restless until death becomes the form of punishment for the murderer (Shepherd 291).
The third point that would assist in embarking capital punishment is the fact that this is the only thing they fear. In most cases, murderers hire top profile lawyers to precede their cases. They believe that they do not possess the necessary competence to deal with the case that requires extensive competence (Sunstein and Adrian, 736). Lawyers are experienced in handling extremely challenging cases and the murderers find them as the best representation in handling their murder cases. These people will always plead innocent and they would go any mile to prove their innocence. Moreover, these people prefer spending their lives in prison than to face the axe of death. There are different incidences where the murderers have wished their lives in prison than being put to death (Banner 28). This is an indication that as long as the element of capital punishment exists people will have exclusive fear of engaging in murder cases.
The other factor that would assist in the support of capital punishment is lack of cruelty for the legal action. The constitution does not support cruelty as a form of punishment. Following this sensitivity, several methods are in existence in the bid to deal with the murderers. For example, the United States has developed unique mechanisms through which they punish murderers. Chemicals are usually drained into the blood of the victim and the body cells die slowly. The electric chair is used for painless electrocution of the murderer. In addition, hanging takes place but it is done with exclusive keenness where the brain is shut from communicating to the rest of the body. The other method is use of firing squad where five men shoot the heart of the condemned high intensity rifles (Shepherd 285).
The other factor that makes capital punishment a useful solution to murder cases is that it is the best answer to justice. The justice system comes up with unique punishments that suit a given crime. At some point, some punishments do not suit the crime committed. This proper definition of the justice or punishment should befall individuals who commit certain levels of crime. Murder refers to the willful deprivation of a right of life of an individual. Therefore, justice should employ the willful removal of the right to life to the murderer. Since murder is ranked as the top crime, it deserves execution of the top punishment (Banner 76).In this case, the punishment is capital punishment.
The issue of capital punishment remains highly sensitive in the legal world. Governments remain keen on the sensitivity of murder and how it should be solved. Most people are against capital punishment but it will remain the most sensitive and significant form of punishment. Murder is a high profile form of crime, and it deserves execution of exclusive justice to the condemned. The justice system needs to develop the best strategies to execute capital punishments.
Banner, Stuart. The death penalty: An American history. Harvard University Press, 2009.
Shepherd, Joanna M. "Murders of passion, execution delays, and the deterrence of capital punishment." The Journal of Legal Studies 33.2 (2004): 283-321.
Sunstein, Cass R., and Adrian Vermeule. "Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? Acts, Omissions, and Life-Life Tradeoffs." Stanford Law Review(2005): 703-750.