Capital Punishment: The Just Punishment For Serious Capital Punishment: The Just Punishment For Serious Crimes Capital Punishment: The Just Punishment for Serious Crimes Justice must be done. Capital punishment is the just punishment for serious crime offenders and must be imposed. First, the basis of a punishment must be just and fair to both the victims and the offenders, and definitely capital punishment serves this purpose by the "a life for a life' principle. Also, it is an effective crime deterrent which, by simply incapacitation of the criminal, the chances of committing crimes of that criminal is eliminated. Potential serial killers could not have been serial killers if they were executed after the first murder.
Furthermore, it has a threatening effect to the public, making use of human's basic fear of death, implying that the society would deal with capital offences with a just hand, by taking away the lives of the criminals who knowingly forfeits others' right to life. Capital punishment is a necessary element in a society. Countries like the USA, UK, China, Canada, Japan and so on, has been practising death penalty for years and the results are conspicuous. Therefore, capital punishment should be imposed in every country in the world.