Not just murder deserves the death penalty. Rapists destroy lives and commit terrible crimes. Terrorists also deserve it because they put do many lives in danger and destroy countries in other parts of the world like the middle East. If the death penalty was introduced to the UK then crime would reduce.
These crimes not only are atrocities but the people that commit them are fine with life imprisonment. In prison they get to live better then some citizens. They get free food free housing and recreational activities. How is this a punishment to killing someone? It not only seems like a slap on the wrist but besides that their let off scott free.
Is the other. But for other crimes, there's redemption. I think someone who had a hard life (and resorted to crime as a result), though I believe they should do their punishment in jail, deserve a second chance. Drug users deserve a second chance as well. Those who got into fights deserve a chance.
There are some acts that are so heinous in nature that redemption is impossible, and for these transgressions, death is the justifiable punishment. Violations I view as unpardonable include betrayal and child rape. When someone rapes a child or double-crosses someone, they basically gave up their light to live, and they also proved that they cannot be trusted to be kept alive.
I think that child molesters and rapists deserve to be put to death sometimes. The reason for this is because, many times, rape and molestation lead to a life of misery for the victims and sometimes suicide. And, if someone is capable of this, they are capable of any heinous act.
Murder is murder taking someone's life. The person is gone. But, in other crimes the victim is still ALIVE. That person could with help if needed go on to live many more years of life. And, possibly very happy years. The criminal who did the offense should be put in the darkest prison for many years. The keys thrown away. They would need to suffer for the crime(s) that they committed.
I do not support the death penalty, not even for murder. I can not imagine a worse punishment than sitting in prison for the rest of your life. I do not feel the death penalty offers justice. For that reason, I do not believe there are other crimes that would warrant the death penalty.
No, in general crimes other than murder do not warrant the death penalty. Certainly we can all imagine some truly horrific and gruesome crimes that do not involve murder that may seem to warrant the death penalty, but in general criminals should only face the death penalty if they have killed another.
The death penalty is one of our oldest punishments for capital crimes. It is covered under religious precedent of "an eye for an eye." I would not support a system where we started putting people to death for crimes less offensive than murder. That's what many Islamic countries do, and I'm sure we don't want to emulate them.