As Don Feder once stated, “Executing a murderer is the only way to adequately express our horror at the taking of an innocent life. Nothing else suffices. To equate the lives of killers with those of victims is the worst kind of moral equivalency. If capital punishment is state murder, then imprisonment is state kidnapping and restitution is state theft.” Meaning that execution is the only way we can get back and feel even for the loss of someone’s life, Their saying that it’s right to punish those who have punished us for loosing a life of a loved one or anyone in general. For this reason I stand firmly against the resolved: that capital punishment should be abolished in America. For clarity in today’s debate, I offer the following definition of capital punishment. The dictionary definition of capital punishment refers to the loss of life. Capital punishment is the death penalty. It is used today and was used in ancient times to punish a variety of offenses.
The first contention that we will be arguing for is that capital punishment can deter murders. Also the use of capital punishment will deter any “want to be murderers” from killing someone because they are afraid that they will get death. According to the deterrence theory, criminals are no different from law-abiding citizens. Individuals make their own decisions based on the benefits for themselves. Studies done in shows that using data methods, consistently demonstrate a strong link between executions and the murder rates were reduces. Professor Ehrilch’s research found that the death penalty had a strong deterrence effects. The Us Supreme Court found that executions had highly significant negative relationship murder incidents. Also, the state moratoria are associated with the increase incidence of murders.
The second contention is that capital punishment can keep parole violators and escapees’ from killing again. If a serial killer is only locked up, there is a chance that...