The Pros of Not Letting Murderers Walk Our Streets
JFA [Justice for All] estimates that Life Without Parole cases will cost $1.2 million-$3.6 million more than equivalent death penalty cases. A shocking number to any person who understands the magnitude of that amount of money. The death penalty would also save money by eliminating the overpopulation of prisons. If there are fewer criminals in the prisons, then less money is spent towards keeping them alive.
"The crimes of rape, torture, treason, kidnapping, murder, larceny, and perjury pivot on a moral code that escapes apodictic [indisputably true] proof by expert testimony or otherwise. But communities would plunge into anarchy if they could not act on moral assumptions less certain than that the sun will rise in the east and set in the west. Abolitionists may contend that the death penalty is inherently immoral because governments should never take human life, no matter what the provocation. But that is an article of faith, not of fact. The death penalty honors human dignity by treating the defendant as a free moral actor able to control his own destiny for good or for ill; it does not treat him as an animal with no moral sense."

Bruce Fein, JD

There are many pros to why the death penalty should be used everywhere, here are a few that could help you make the right decision. Prisoner parole is an escape for criminals. Criminals that commit second degree murder or “spur of the moment” murder are usually sentenced to 4 to 20 years in prison. This obviously gives them enough time to plot their revenge on whoever got them put in jail in the first place or give them another opportunity to kill. Death penalty opponents have painted a picture of incompetent defense lawyers, sleeping throughout the trial, or innocent men being executed. Their accusations receive wide media coverage, resulting in a near-daily onslaught on the death penalty. Yet, through all the hysteria, jurors continue to perform their responsibilities and return death sentences."

California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) “Prosecutors' Perspective on California's Death Penalty,” www.cdaa.org Mar. 2003 This quote proves that lawyers do everything in their power to get their clients out of punishment.

DNA testing and other methods of modern crime scene science can now effectively eliminate almost all uncertainty as to a person's guilt or innocence. There should be no question that the death penalty is almost always right and is much more effective with DNA testing than a judge’s belief. Not having the death penalty is contributing to the problem of overpopulation in the prison system. There is less space and less food which means we need to increase taxes to build new facilities and employ individuals to work in them. In addition, the death penalty gives prosecutors another bargaining chip in the plea bargain process, which is essential in cutting costs in an overcrowded court system. This would give the judges more time to complete other cases, he courts wouldn’t be as backed up in major cities and life would go on much smoother.

Another pro of the death penalty is that it creates another form of crime deterrent. People would be less likely to recommit crimes if they knew that death row might be their outcome. Justice is better served.


In conclusion, the death penalty is a must. It will extremely help eliminate tax dollars being spent on criminals. It eliminates the possibility of murderers killing again and it gives the victim’s family a sense of safety that the rest of their family isn’t under a constant threat from that criminal. Read on to learn about the cons of the death penalty.
This symbolizes the struggle over the death penalty
This symbolizes the struggle over the death penalty