Capital punishment is a necessary form of punishment in our society today. Not only is it the highest form of punishment for a crime in this country but it also brings justice to those who were affected by the crime. Though very controversial, capitol punishment is a necessary entity in our justice system that without it, our society would be over run by criminals and senseless crimes both in and out of prison. It is imperative that capitol punishment remain a part of our justice system.
Being this highest form of punishment in this country, it gives criminals something to think about before they commit a crime. Many criminals do not fear the justice system today because of loop holes and different interpretations. Some can be sentenced to life, but end up released on parole 20 years later, a free person back on the streets and able to do harm once again. This is not an acceptable punishment for crimes worthy of a life sentence. If the death penalty was an available option, these criminals would have no chance for parole and absolutely no opportunity to repeat their actions.
Even if the thought of the death penalty doesn’t stop a crime from occurring, it can prevent further crimes from happening. "The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that convicted criminals free on parole and probation . . . commit ‘at least’ 84,800 violent crimes every year, including 13,200 murders, 12,900 rapes, and 49,500 robberies." (Sharp par. 24.) Had these criminals been held in prison and sentenced to death, thousands of lives could have been saved. Repeat offenders obviously show no remorse or compassion for victims and there is only one solution, the death penalty.