The Punishment Should Fit the Crime
We live in a world that is not perfect and full of sorrows. Life has its own fair share of beauty and tranquility but there are times when the challenges and circumstances are too difficult to face. People are divided into two groups: the good versus the bad people. The good ones make the most out of life and work hard to earn a living. They are self-controlled, kind and men with morals or integrity. The good people always find positivity amidst change and chaos, they always find a way to make things right and to do what is just or fair. On the other hand, the bad ones also known to be wicked or evil are the individuals who has no regard for life nor do they have the ability to show mercy and restraint. Their self-interests and wrong intentions drive other people to destruction and the grave. These bad people steal, kill and destroy so that they could get what they want in life. They get what does not belong to them through threats, force and intimidation. This then becomes a criminal offense. The bad people are now called as criminal offenders, liars, criminals, robbers, kidnappers, murderers, recidivists and immoral men and women who break the law, commit crime and feel no repentance in doing so. Every country and state provides laws and statutes that are applied by law enforcers and the legal field to subdue criminality and offenses that cause damages to others. Some people have the criminal propensity to kill and these individuals are damaged to the very core having emotional and mental illnesses that brought them to commit crimes. In the absence of any form of law or statute, there will be total chaos. The justice system works out strategies and protocols to implement the law and to protect the innocent from harm. The police force, military and the legal department work hand in hand to put an end to crime and violence. Law and order work both ways. The law then provides different forms of punishments and penalties that are right for the crime committed. It is the legal courts, judges, juries and lawyers who are in-charge of the decision making process of exacting the proper penalties are tasked with the responsibility to be careful in their resolution to avoid the incarceration of an innocent man.
The Proper Punishment for Specific Crimes
You could watch movies and films of lawyers defending the rights of the accused because even if a man has committed a crime, the Courts of Justice must ensure that the penalties to be imposed must not go beyond the offense committed. In the same way, the penalty must not also be lower than the punishment necessary for the commission of the crime. Why is this so? Because lack or exaggerated penalty meted to the individual who broke the law could amount to injustice on his part or in the part of the victims. The law and Courts are vigilant of this case and have been trained to investigate deeper into the facts of the case. As said before, it is reiterated that the law and the police must collaborate and work together for a common goal to catch the criminal, have him undergo due process of law and lock him up behind bars to keep the community in order. The government has the duty to protect the innocent at all cost with regard to the principles of human rights and life. In the absence of strong men and women who will be brave and bold enough to take a stand, no peace shall prevail.
It seems that news programs today are being bombarded by mass killings, rape, robbery and aggravated assault on a daily basis. The lives of innocent civilians are being cut short by inexcusable acts of hatred and violence. And even after these criminal suspects get convicted, many of them seem to be getting off far too easily.
Last year, the Disaster Center reported an astounding 1,884 people murdered in the state of California alone, which seems miniscule in comparison to the 14,612 homicides nationwide in 2011.
According to the FBI, a violent crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, occurred every 26.2 seconds in the United States in 2011.
Criminals serve short sentences in correctional facilities before being released back into the public, free to once again prey upon innocent individuals with a vengeful rage fueled from the anger and fury of temporary incarceration.
So why are we willingly letting these accused killers and rapists back into our lives to potentially recommit the devastating wreckage of their dangerous pasts?
Instead of just giving violent offenders a slap on the wrist and sending them on their way, a greater form of punishment would help prevent the loss of innocent lives as well as making an example that would send a strong and clear message.
According to Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization focused on human rights, there are currently 58 nations that actively practice the death penalty, including the United States, which uses capital punishment in 32 of the 50 states.
It is a common misperception that the death penalty is a painful experience. Capital punishment is virtually painless. Since 1976, the Human Rights Watch says that the most common method of administration in the United States has been lethal injection. This swift form of punishment spares the criminal from more traditional methods typically associated with pain, including electrocution, fire squad and gas chamber.
Lethal injection allows the person to be put to sleep and then stops the breathing and heart. Pain is not a factor as the individual dies peacefully.
When it comes down to it, taking a criminal’s life is a small price to pay to save the lives of hundreds of innocent others. A homicidal person typically kills in numbers.
BalancedPolitics, a website devoted to nonpartisan discussion of important societal issues, said that a person who is on death row has almost always committed crimes before.
The death penalty eliminates the possibility of the criminal repeating his offense. Removing the problem directly can undoubtedly deter further violent crime.
It could be argued as well that temporary incarceration for murders does little to teach them that murder is wrong.
Convicted killers, once released from their short sentence, are free to slay the minute they walk out of the penitentiary.
In cases of violence and homicide, the punishment should fit the crime.
When someone brutally murders another person, it makes sense that the punishment for the perpetrator should also be death.
According to BalancedPolitics, the death penalty gives family members the ability to finally recover from these devastating wounds.
Life in prison just means that the criminal is still around to haunt the victim’s family. A death sentence brings closure to a horrible chapter in the lives of these family members.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently facing indictment for 30 charges, including four for murder, along with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.
If convicted, he could face the death penalty. Tsarnaev has already killed four people.
How many more lives must be lost before we can put an end to this injustice?
When capitally punished, there is a 100 percent guarantee that the killer will never kill again.
You don’t have to be a gambling man to like those odds.
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
In this case, the time just happens to be an eternity.