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The death penalty is supported by many due to its relativity to religion, the emotional release it provides, and the fact that it eliminates the opportunity to relapse into criminal activity.

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Heather Eady/Clark R. Waites English Comp. 1, D December 6, 2011 Pro Death Penalty There are many controversial issues in the human society. One of the largest is the subject of the death penalty. Every day it is debated whether it is "right" due to moral beliefs and religious customs. This argument has been around since the beginning of time, and it will, more than likely, never cease to exist. The death penalty is supported by many due to its relativity to religion, the emotional release it provides, and the fact that it eliminates the opportunity to relapse into criminal activity. The Christian bible states "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, and a foot for a foot." ...read more.

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By holding criminals responsible of their actions, it is believed that they will not return to their wicked ways. The death penalty is a large factor when it comes to eliminating recidivism. Recidivism takes place when a criminal returns to their old habits instead of conforming to a new lifestyle after punishment takes place. Sadly, this is the case much of the time. Many prisoners and inmates do not know how to transfer to a new way of life no matter how horribly disciplined they were. It is extremely difficult to do this for some, and, for others, it seems to be out of the question. ...read more.

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After the procedure takes place things are put to rest. There is no more worrying about what is to come, because it is all over and done with. Life can move on for the victim's family and the criminal's. The death penalty is a positive thing in the eyes of many. It is not a simple idea, and it is not one that we particularly enjoy dealing with, but it has to be done. After it is over, people are at ease. It settles many minds by knowing that a criminal cannot relapse into old ways and that they have been punished rightfully. Especially for the victim's family, things need to put to rest. That is exactly what the death penalty does. ...read more.

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