Arguments for the death penalty


• Capital punishment is the right punishment for those who take away life – murderers, terrorists and drug peddlers. Those who have taken a life should be killed – a life for a life.

• Capital punishment is a deterrent. The fear of being executed must surely put off the criminals from committing murder if they know they’ll face the death penalty if caught.

• One thing is certain: no executed person will ever kill again.

• Public opinion wants executions.

• The families of those killed need justice and retribution (revenge).

• It would surely cost a lot more money to keep murderers in prison serving a life

sentence than it would to execute them.

• It is more humane to put someone to death than to keep them locked up for years.