| #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:45 am TOEFL Essay: Without capital punishment our lives are less
|There is a well-known saying "Once you owe something, you have to pay for it". Similarly, criminals, committing crimes, should be punished for their misdeeds. At the highest level, capital punishment should be used in some cases to ensure the security for our society and prevent violence.
Firstly, we mush/MUST have serious measures to punish severe crimes. Some actions are very dangerous: murderERs kill innocent people, vandals damage valuable properties and they both cause/HAVE bad consequences on/FOR the whole OF society. There are also wrongdoers, who can not be re-educated and always return to their bad ways after being in jail. THE Death penalty can be a good way to ensure that crimes will not happen again.
Secondly, capital punishment is an appropriate way to deter criminals. Newspapers and movies usually wrongly describe those committing crimes, building images of heroes and not counting deaths in such crimes. Governments and laws should play their roles/PART and make people understand that they are responsible for their actions.
One thing must be concerned/BE OF CONCERN when we want to use capital punishment: we are living in a civilized society. Careful investigations should be hold/HELD/TAKEN to ensure that the correct culprit is caught. Furthermore, social position and influences on his relatives should be studied. Last but not least, we should understand a truth that the death penalty cannot solve all problems.
Overall, the death penalty is necessary to prevent crimes, especially severe ones, but the law should study carefully cases when applying this too serious measure of punishment. Anyway, the main root of crime should be studied and other measures should be used before deciding to kill someone.
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