Iryna Bebko Professor English 106 31 July 2016 The Death Penalty Among last few decades, the level of the crime rates has increasingly grown. It is enough to switch on the television of which there is much news about murders, sexual assaults, and forcible rapes. More and more people think that it is not enough to imprison criminal, and day by day the number of people who think that the death penalty is In favor. Someone might argue with this point of view because for someone it seems not humanly, and it would be enough to imprison the criminal, but there are some who think that death penalty is a better punishment. So, must criminals be punished for killing people? It is the well-known fact that people pay taxes to the government for their living. Also, everyone knows that some part of these taxes goes to house prisoners, to feed them and to give them clothes. This raises the question, why people, who have never done any crimes, must pay for those people who do not even regret things they have done? Some families do not have enough money for living, to maintain a family, but they have to pay taxes in order to help court prisoner. Is it fair? Almost all psychologists claim that those people who did a murder are mentally ill people. There can be a lot of reasons of that, for example, problems in the family, childhood, not appropriate company. Those people do not realize that thing that they did is bad. Furthermore, some murderers derive pleasure from suffering and pain of their sacrifices. If they are imprisoned for 10-15 years, where is the guaranty that they will not commit a capital offense again? If they are released from prison, they will kill other innocent lives again and Society will be in danger and more people will be killed or harmed. That is why one of the most important arguments in favor of death penalty is the fact that it helps to deter capital crimes. The death penalty is a cruel punishment, but in some cases, it is the only one way to dispose of the violence. However, when a person murders another person, death is the right kind of retribution. Some would say that violence breeds violence, but if to remove the root of the problem, the problem will disappear. Moreover, if the death penalty will be legalized, the prisoners, probably, will be afraid and will think more about consequences of the deed. They do crimes because they have no fear of death for them. To sum up, despite the fact that death penalty is a cruel punishment, it should be legalized in every country. This can be the only way to prevent increasing of murders and crime rates. It will help to protect society from a vicious and dangerous criminal. People will economize their money by paying fewer taxes. The chances are high that criminals will not commit a lot of crimes because they will be afraid of execution. Obviously, the penalty must be appropriate to the seriousness of the crime and all aspects should be taken into consideration, in order to avoid execution of an innocent person.