When an innocent is killed, there is no way to compensate for their death. You may think that this sort of predicament is a rare occasion, but evidence shows that from 1973 up to now, over 150 of people who were sentenced to death in the United States were exonerated after being tried again. Besides this, there is also the very real possibility of a suspect who is guilty of manslaughter being sentenced for homicide instead. The usage of the death penalty is often looked down upon because of the suffering it causes the convict. We tend to dehumanize criminals and forget that they too are real people who have the capacity to experience pain, fear and loss.
Another issue is that there is a small chance that an innocent person could get convicted and sentenced to death killing an innocent man. As a president, I would attempt to eradicate the death penalty. I would do this by letting the people know that it is a risk to have the death penalty because an innocent person could get convicted because he/she was at the wrong place at the wrong time making it look like he/she is guilty. I would also say that being in prison for life is worse than being put out of your misery, and if some were a serial killer I would want them to do the most time in prison they could have. With this information hopefully the people would reconsider how inhumane the death penalty
Unfortunately, my son isn’t the only person that had been doomed to this undeserved ending. A study has shown that every 1 in 25 people sentenced to death in the US is innocent. You may not consider it to be a lot, but the families of those, such as myself, beg to differ. The worst part, the death penalty is irreversible. Misjudgements can lead to people paying for crimes they did not commit.
Each year in many countries around the world people are murdered in the name of “justice”. But can justice really include a sanitised form of revenge? Many people are for the death penalty regardless of what it actually is. A major way that the death penalty is flawed is shown in the amount of innocent people who are sentenced to death. In the U.S.A alone since 1973 130 innocent people have been sentenced to death(1) and in the last two years evidence has come up that indicates four men previously thought to be guilty may have actually been innocent and put to death(3).
Other argue that the we must keep the death penalty for a deterrent. when we examine these facts a little closer we can see that these facts show a broken system leading to a death verdict determined by a group of people given a short one-sided story. We can begin by looking at the argument of the deterrent factor this is one of the biggest and most popular reason many people claim reason to uphold the death
Some of the crimes that are punished by death are murder, drug trafficking, adultery, and witchcraft. In most countries, the top ways of execution and most common are electrocutions. hanging, shooting ,and the most common is Lethal Injection (Death Penalty: Pros and Cons). Some also claim that the death penalty does not always follow the rules that the death penalty is suppose to be clean, quiet and humane. A man sentenced to the death penalty named Joseph Wood who had murdered two people have a long stretched death.
The death penalty has sparked the conversation since the eighteenth century and has taken hundreds of lives since, but is it cheaper to have someone sent to death row? The death penalty can be big deal, you are taking the life of someone who is a criminal, or a murderer, but it can also be an innocent person 's life. What crimes deserve the death penalty? Most of the time the death penalty is used only on the worst of crimes. The other thing is that each death row prisoner to maintain the prisoner cost taxpayers 90,000 more per year, but without the death penalty cost 740,000, while to use the death penalty cost 1.26 million.
Even his family did not fight the punishment he was sentenced and said they would, “struggle as long as we live why he committed this horrible attack, which caused so much pain to so many good people” (Siegel). The only just punishment for Roof is death, as long as he is alive he will think he has done the right thing by killing those people. If the trial would have taken a turn where Roof was given to privilege to go back into society there would be no doubt he would execute the same crime, and potentially on a larger scale. Capital punishment saves other innocent lives from people such as Dylann Roof
The second case study, is that of Jay Cheshire, who was wrongfully accused of rape and once his name was cleared also committed suicide. People tend to think that once a person 's name is cleared that everything is 'fixed ' as one can see this is not the case. This paper will tie together Durkheim 's theory of suicide and the wrongful convictions of Browder and Cheshire. To understand how Durkheim 's theory of suicide applies to prison and more specifically the Kalief Browder case and the Jay Cheshire case, one must understand Durkheim 's theory. To begin, Durkheim suggested that it is important to identify that suicide could be studied sociologically, and not only psychologically.
It offers a better alternative to everyone involved, including the victim, the prisoner, the families of both, and society as a whole. Any person who takes the life, security, or peace of mind of another human being deserves the same in return. Those who deny the death penalty’s effectiveness give criminals a green light to murder, rape, and burglarize innocent members of society. By sustaining the death penalty, we stand up to injustice and crime in our
Throughout time the death penalty has not been administered equally, and the Innocence Project has been receiving a lot of attention for allowing information such as this to be surfaced. The Innocence Project has been created to help exonerate those that are seeking death row. The Innocence Project has created a statistic from their own findings as a result will be used to show what really happens behind the scene of death row through a lenses that most people would not hear. The Innocence Project receives about 8000+letters each year from .prisoners seeking help with their case. Race plays a big factor in the decision process during trials.