The death penalty has also put innocent people to death. Approximately one hundred and thirty innocent people have been put to death by the death penalty since 1973 (Ethics, 2018). Housing inmates for life would contribute to the overcrowding problem, but financially the death penalty does not make sense. Solving the problem of mandatory minimum sentences, the war on drugs, three strikes laws and other failures of the prison system would make room for life inmates and not use the death penalty. The cost is extremely high, and it is not worth the risk.
According to the follow-up by North, during three years of survivors of some mass shooting cases, these people are more or less post-traumatic stress disorder and it may last long (North 2002). This can prove that mass shooting could cause great trauma to the survivors who experienced and it may take them a long time to back to normal life. There are also some situations that the trauma could effect them lifelong. There are also some data showing that the number of the guns that was sold has increased after a mass shooting because many people were affected by the mass shooting and want buy a gun for self-defence (Storebe & Arie 2017). The increase in the number of guns that people bought for self-defense is probably due to a lower level of confidence in social security and the strong sense of self preservation.
I don’t want more crime just because people have stricter gun laws. Taking away guns may cause people to go to other ways of committing violent crimes. I also think if we have don’t have more gun control laws, then gun deaths would reduce dramatically. American children under age 15 were nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries. About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds (Frum).
There is a problem with gun related violence in the U.S. but there is a perception that it has suddenly worsened, in reality things have been in bad for a while. What the media does not say is that of 30,000 gun deaths 20,000 of those people killed themselves with a gun (Goldberg 2012 pg 70). Some of these facts are shocking to hear. Even though gun control is the first thing
The death penalty has also put innocent people to death. Housing inmates for life would contribute to the overcrowding problem, but financially the death penalty does not make sense. Solving the problem of mandatory minimum sentences, the war on drugs, three strikes laws and other failures of the prison system would make room for life inmates and not use the death penalty. The cost is extremely high, and it is not worth the risk. There is no evidence that the death penalty prevents crimes from happening.
They also think that they should have to pay for their actions and face the consequences for killing an innocent person or people. Although giving someone a life sentence is a financial burden for the state that the person is being held in, most americans feel it's something they are willing to pay extra for on taken to ensure the safety of their homes and where they live. When holding someone on death row it costs the state over 1 million dollars per person and that money is usually taken out of taxes or government money. Over all death penalty supporters feel like keeping a killer alive with there tax money isn't fair to them and they shouldn't get the satisfaction of living their own life even if its a crappy one cause they took that from somebody
According to “Study: 88% of criminologists do not believe the death penalty is an effective deterrent” in 2008 88.2% of criminologists surveyed did not believe that the death penalty is effective. This is technically proven since states with a death penalty have a higher murder rate then ones without one. Executions might have worked as a deterrent when people were hung publicly, had their heads removed, shot down by firing squad, and even when done using the electric chair. The big problem with all of these is also what made them genuinely effective, the brutality. Now we administer a humane drug cocktail.
Sunstein and Vermeule suggest that studies show that 18 lives are saved per execution. The very high figure seems to run contrary to other views cited in this paper. You can however argue that executions may be excessive because effective incapacitation can be achieved through life imprisonment, although leaving a risk that the offender might kill again while in prison. Capital punishment can also bring closure for the victim’s family but the delay in conviction often makes this point of little comfort or use to the family. To determine the relative utility of capital punishment one must assess the benefits against the costs of capital punishment.
I tend to lean more towards the death penalty because it seems like the just thing to do. I know we all make mistakes but it 's crazy to me to let someone live who has killed an innocent person, and most people can 't just kill a person because they wanted to, I feel like you have to be pretty crazy to do such a thing. At the same time though as people we are not perfect and we make mistakes, we have sent hundreds of people to death row and they were not guilty. That shows we are not perfect, but to me if I know the person is guilty and there is no doubt about it I would send them to death row, but if there is a doubt in my mind I couldn 't do
There are many suicides each year from people who carry or know someone who does or has a family member who carries. The ironic thing is that if people didn’t have the right to carry concealed handguns, most crimes, deaths and injuries would not happen because it would just be harder to get ahold of guns. Concealed handguns can easily cause the risk of unnecessary shootings. Disagreements will happen and instead of a possible fist fight a person 's anger can escalate and a gun could be pulled out and that disagreement or fight turns into a deadly shooting accident. Our society today is so lazy that there may be many that would not go through the trouble just to get a gun.
The process is needed to ensure that the innocent men and woman are not executed for crimes they did not commit, and even if those protections the risk of executing an innocent person can not be complete eliminated. According to the reporter of working for alternative to the death penalty, in the article The High Cost of the Death Penalty, “If the death penalty was replaced with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole”, (1). Basically the reporter is stating that it will cost millions of dollars less and ensure that the public will be protected while trying to eliminating the risks of irreversible mistake with money when the money could be used on