OK, I will pay the penalty (if it will put an end to your giant-ass lecture about irresponsibility and morals)
The death penalty is when they open up your whole torso with a sword.
刑 (penalty) + 務 (perform a task) + 所 (area / attribute)
= 刑務所 (jail/prison)
死 (death) + 刑 (penalty)
= 死刑 (death penalty)