The death penalty is a form of government-imposed penalty practice whereby a person proven guilty of a crime is put to death.
The death penalty is often given to capital offenders.
Most capital crimes such as homicides are committed on moments of impulsive thinking, for instance when people are angry or when under drug influence (Siegel & Bartollas, 2014).
Killing capital offenders does not help in any way.
The erroneous execution of an innocent person by mistake is a form of miscarriage of justice.
Siegel and Bartollas (2014) confirm that such miscarriage of justice pushed Rhode Island and Maine to abolish the death penalty.
It does not bring back the dead, yet it takes away another life.
It also causes suffering to the families of the offender who were not a party to the crime.
I support death penalty because of several reasons.
Firstly, I believe that death penalty serves as a deterrent and helps in reducing crime.