Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Executing restores nothing to the social order that life in prison without parole couldn't do just as well.
Sure it does. Society is still effected negativley by the criminal after his/her incarceration. It incurs the cost of housing them, feeding them, medical care, etc. Soceity must dedicate finite resources to build prisions, staff and maintain them. Land that could be use for more productive ventures is used by prisons. Society contines to pay and pay for the criminals behavior long after the crime was committed.
Execution puts a stop to all that nonsense.