Imagine this, a 16 year old girl is raped and murdered. After catching the criminal, they find out he has a long history of child pornography. We shudder just to think of it, but imagine this was your 16 year old sister or daughter? Wouldn’t you want justice? This is just one example of where the death penalty should be legal but there is many more. The death penalty should be an option because protects society from violent offenders, it deters would-be criminals, and it saves taxpayers money.
Death penalty laws and regulations are one of the most controversial topics today. Capital Punishment goes way back into our history as the way to punish criminals for the crimes that they commit. According to “Death Penalty Information Center”, the first established death penalty laws go as far back as Eighteenth Century B.C. There is five different methods of execution that is used in the United States. The “Death Penalty Information Center”, has kept data of the number of executions used …show more content…
According to “Vera Institute of Justice” it says that state corrections budgets have almost quadrupled in the past two decades. The amount is continuously growing as states are sending more people to prison and leaving them there longer. “Policy Basics Where Do our Tax Dollars Go?” says that 1.96 billion dollars (or 4%) of our tax dollars go towards corrections. That would be prisoners health services, food, shelter, and clothing. If someone goes to jail at age 20 and is there until they die (around 90) it is our job as citizens to support their entire life in jail? No, we should not have to put our hard earned money to support and feed a criminal who has just murdered someone for their entire life in jail, there has to be another option for those kinds of situations. And there is, to make the death penalty an option for certain types of
While there are far more subjects to discuss regarding to this issue, I feel it necessary to state that I believe the death penalty should exist in a perfect society. I believe that certain crimes and certain situations warrant the punishment of death. However, the our society is not perfect. The justice system has failed to fairly use this punishment in far too many instances, and concludes that they cannot justly wield this
Even though the death penalty can produce irreversible miscarriage of justice, death penalty should be allowed because it provides comfort to the victim's family, it deters crime, and you know the criminal will never hurt anyone again. Even though the death penalty can produce irreversible miscarriages of justice, Death penalty should be allowed because it provides comfort to the victim's family. Family and friends of the victims should never have to worry about parole or a slight chance of that same criminal escaping. Knowing that that one person
We should choose the death penalty because I see it as taking a precaution to stop someone from taking any more innocent lives. Executing the murderers is the only way justice can be given to the person who was murdered and their families. If people knew that they would be killed themselves for murdering someone they would not do it because they would not want to
The death penalty should be allowed. As the quote goes “you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”. Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government sanctioned practice where a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. Over 1,436 people were executed in the U.S from 1977 through May 2016, by lethal injection. Most death penalty
The death penalty should be passed in each state because it would give the victims family relief, it would provide a safer environment, and it would make everyone realize the value of life. My first reason to pass the death penalty is for the families of the victims that want the criminal get what he/she deserves for committing the murder of their loved ones. These family fights to get the justice for their loved one
There have been many studies indicating both a positive and negative effect on the homicide count regarding executions. A study by Hashem Dezhbaksh, Paul H. Rubin, and Joanna M. Shepherd published in the Journal of Law and Economics in 2003 concluded that each execution deterred a rough estimate of 18 murders. While another study by Katherine Baicker and Sendhil Mullainathan published in the Journal of Political Economy in 2004 found no evidence supporting that conclusion. This debate in detail would require a whole other paper. Another argument is retribution.
Deadly Justice For most of recorded history, the death penalty has been regarded as a barbaric and brutal form of punishment. The United States Federal Government should outlaw the use of the death penalty. Eliminating the death penalty is justified because it does not deter crime; it generates higher expenses, violates human rights, and puts innocent lives at risk. Death penalty does not prevent crime; delinquency rates are usually higher in states with the death penalty.
If a man kills someone else, hang him in the public. Bring back some older methods that may seem cruel, but maybe would deter other from committing crimes. That would also alleviate problems of overcrowding in our prison systems. In addition, “Louis P. Pojman, PhD, former Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at West Point Military Academy, in an essay titled "Why the Death Penalty Is Morally Permissible," from Adam Bedaus ' 2004 book titled Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment?
An age-old question has been on people 's mind in america: Should the death penalty be accepted as a sort of discipline or punishment? There are 3,019 people currently on death row. www.deathpenalty.procon.org,) Before the death penalty was removed from all states in the U.S there were 1,394 people executed. On January 17, 1977, the death penalty was suspended in 32 states in this country. Even Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son.
Although the death penalty may bring some closure to families of the victims and even the victims themselves it still should be abolished because the negatives outweigh the positives. People could be murdered by the state even if they are innocent. They are taking away any chance these people have at a normal life even though it's a life that they deserve and did nothing to have it taken away. 6. Conclusion
The death penalty has multiple purposes, it is a form of justice to a person who has committed a heinous crime, and it a reminder to other criminals that
The major reason why the death penalty should be abolished is that the cost of the death penalty is too much and the USA is in debt to many other countries. What this means is that the death penalty should be abolished and also the cost death penalty is more than the cost of maximum sentence life in prison. According to J. Marceau and H. Whitson, “The Cost of Colorado’s Death penalty,” 3 Univ. of Denver Criminal Law Review “A new study of the cost of the death penalty in Colorado revealed that capital proceedings require six times more days in court and
How would you feel if someone in your family was a criminal so the government killed them? You would feel awful wouldn’t you. We should not have the death penalty! We should not have the death penalty because it is unconstitutional and makes us look bad, families are in enough pain, and Criminals can be used for other things. The death penalty is one of the worsts things the government could do to us.