Opponents to the death penalty say that those who support the death penalty see it as a solution to violent crime.
Granted the facts that those who are put to death are serious offenders, in reality, executions are seen as appropriate punishment for these certain criminals committing serious crimes as so the US Supreme Court and advocates of the death penalty say.
It should be noted as well that many studies reveal that this particularly the case if the execution has been highly publicized.
Consider, for example that, “On the average, homicides decrease by 35.7% immediately following a publicized execution.
While there may be some legitimacy to these claims, it seems much more pressing for us to consider what a beneficial solution capital punishment has been.
Although it would be impossible to support in any real argument for capital punishment, it seems fair, based on the data that is already available, to suggest that murder rates would be far higher in this country if we did not have capital punishment in many states.
It is not difficult to maintain the position of being in favor of capital punishment when one takes a close look at the pain and suffering caused when someone’s loved one is murdered.
The act of murdering someone is one of the most heinous acts and must be dealt with accordingly so that the families and victims of the crime have some sort of retribution.
Even though most people would agree on that "two wrongs don't make a right" that the opponents "equate" execution or murder.
This position that the opponents take is highly irrational.