The Death Penalty: America’s Solution to Crime What would you do if someone you loved was murdered? Would you want the murderer to be executed? The death penalty gives fair punishment to criminals like murderers, rapists, hijackers, and terrorists. The death penalty reduces crimes like homicide, rape, and terror attacks. It also saves taxpayers money.
As far back as the Ancient Laws of China, the death penalty has been established as a punishment for crimes. In the 18th Century BC, the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon codified the death penalty for twenty five different crimes, although murder was not one of them. We reserve the death
While some may say it seems barbaric to still have a death penalty, the U.S. says it 's used as a crime deterrent. While the thought of death may be a deterrent, it 's typically not thought about during the forbidden actions, meaning that its actually not barbaric enough. The death penalty is ineffective, because its main purposes are to give some consolation to the victim 's family, and to be a crime deterrent. The main problem with this is that it doesn 't work at all as a crime deterrent. 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.
It is, in simplest terms, a way to torture someone and anyone who cares about them. A normal prison sentence can be just as harming to a person, and, depending on the conditions, may even be worse. A common misconception is that the death penalty will lower crime rates, but it is quite the opposite. From the author of “Facts about Deterrence and the Death Penalty” came, “ Eighty-eight percent of the country’s top criminologists do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide.” There is no way to tell whether or not abolishing the Death Penalty will affect the way a killer might think; If it will somehow prevent them from committing crimes, but one thing we know for sure, is that Capital Punishment does not reduce crime. The same author wrote “The murder rate in states that do not have the death penalty is consistently lower than in states with the death penalty.” If some states in the United States have abolished it, and had promising results, the whole country should.
The Death Penalty The world can be a dark, cruel place to live in , it seems like everyday a horrendous crime is committed like murder, kidnaping and rape. These crimes are enough proof that there is enough evil in the world. It is necessary that society has the death penalty to prevent the possibility of recurrence. If murderers are sentenced to death and executed, potential murderers will think twice before killing for fear of losing their own life.The death penalty should be allowed because it is important to show other criminals that it is not okay for their horrendous acts they are committing and that they should be punished for their actions. Some may argue that the death penalty should not be allowed because it does not help prevent
The death penalty has been used as a punishment of execution throughout long periods of time. Through those periods, the penalty has now become a necessary part of the society and government system, as an imperative way to prevent dangerous crimes. Yet subsequently, society has become to question this deterrent, regarding humanistic ideas and its certainty. Much inquiry and debate arise from the thought of executing a person due to crime. This controversy created a worldwide dispute regarding the laws of this penalty.
Capital punishment, also referred to as death penalty or execution, is punishment by death. 103 (53%) countries have completely abolished the death penalty while 6 (3%) countries retain this punishment solely for special circumstances, such as war crimes. A total of 86 (44%) countries retain the death penalty, 50 (26%) of which haven’t executed anyone for at least 10 years or are currently under a moratorium. However, if the individual was under the age of eighteen when committing the crime, execution of said individual is prohibited by international law. Only the countries of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan carry out such executions.
(“Wrongful Convictions Overturned”) Today capital punishment is much different. The punishment is now exclusively for the crime of murder. It is meant to provide closure to victims families, justice, and deter people from commiting murder. Theses goals do not rationalise the negatives. The United States should abolish the death penalty because it is cruel and unnecessary, extremely costly, and has not proven as effective deterrent of decreasing crime.
“There is no doubt that the supporters of the death penalty have more in common with murders then its opponents” (Gourmot). The death penalty is an extremely controversial subject in today 's society. The idea of taking another person 's life is completely inhuman, even if it is a life of a soulless murderer or criminal in general. The overall concept of the death penalty is easy to understand, but all the emotional aspects are extremely complex. I have a difficult time understanding the hypocritical mindset of the death penalty, the idea of taking a criminal 's life because they may have taken someone else 's.
A death sentence, in most cases is issued by a judicial system while the actualization or full enforcement of such decree is known as execution. 58 Nations currently endorse the death penalty while 98 nations has retracted its use. This report creates an argumentative view for and against the use of capital punishment. ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (THE DEATH PENALTY) RESPECTIVELY ARGUMENT 1 Crimes and criminals are everywhere, the major menace facing every society hence the death penalty