Some of the scholars and criminologists claim that death penalty is a not an appropriate way to reduce crimes like child kidnapping. Some also claim that death penalty increases the frequency of the crimes. However, death penalty is the correct way of sentencing a person for kidnapping of the children. The criminals can be completely removed from the society, and the event of their escape from the jails is completely stopped. There are many evidences where such criminals who were put in incarceration had escaped and committed such hideous crimes again (Petrezselyem 98). Thus, death penalty can stop such criminals to commit crimes. The opponents of the death penalty believes that giving death sentence is a inhuman act, but they forget that people who are standing in death row are not innocent and they have committed a crime consciously for their benefit. Such conscious crimes require strict and equally painful penalty. The criminals, who are standing in the death row, have the chance t prepare themselves for the death and can also make the last statement.
However, their victims who were kidnapped and murdered never receive the chance of getting prepared for death or to make their last sentence. In some cases, victims are left alive, but have been stabbed, rapped or inflicted with acute pain, and their future life gets filled with fear of insecurity, safety and freedom (Issiti and Newton 103). Such child victims have to go through psychological problems and even mental distress. Their rights to freedom and pursuit to happiness are threatened for whole life. The opponents of death penalty state that such punishment fails as a deterrent. However, death penalty is not for deterrence, it is a punishment for the criminals committing horrible crimes. Claiming that death penalty increases the crime rate is a very illogical statements made by the opponents of death penalty. Hundreds of crimes have been already committed all over the world; millions of people have been already killed and the crime rate increases due to the leniency in the punishment. Thus, death penalty is correct punishment for the child kidnappers.